UN HRC: Creating a Safe and Enabling Environment for Human Rights Defenders

EHAHRDP in conjunction with International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute (HRSJ) -London Metropolitan University, Centre for Applied Human Rights- University of York and  Amnesty International will be holding a side event at the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council on  Creating  a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders on Tuesday 11th March 2014, from 12:00-14:00 hours, room VIII Palais des Nations, Geneva. Please click on the flyer below for more information.

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Human Rights Defender of the month: Kasale Maleton Mwaana

Kasale’s human rights activism precedes his years. The son of pastoralist parents from Ngorongoro district in northern Tanzania, he grew up seeing his parents and entire community having to defend their land and way of life against authorities who thought their lands could be put to better use. Now, at 25, Kasale is already one of the most recognizable advocates of his people’s cause, much to the ire of Tanzanian authorities.
“Our people’s struggle goes back many generations. It started with the pushing out of our forefathers from Serengeti to gazette Serengeti National Park in 1959, and then further evictions from the Ngorongoro crater to gazette the Ngorongoro conservation area in 1975. Since then, every generation has had to resist further evictions. It’s now my generation’s turn,” he says.

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