Trailer: 10 Years of Defending Human Rights Defenders

At the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders project we have been offering protection, advocacy, and capacity building to human rights defenders in East and Horn of Africa since 2005. Watch the trailer above as we work to bring you stories from a decade of defending human rights defenders.


Human Rights Defender of the month: Alex Njenga John

Alex Njenga has always believed in egalitarianism both as a principle and as a tool for justice. As a result, he has always been suspicious of, and at times hostile to social prejudices that treat some people as “more equal than others,” – to use a line from George Orwell’s famed political fable, Animal Farm.

Some of the experiences that have shaped his social and political outlook have been personal. As an adolescent in Kenya’s Uasin Gishu County, Alex was stigmatised and denied healthcare after he identified himself as belonging to Kenya’s sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) community.