Tag: 2021

  • KENYA: Gender officials benefit from JHR’s media literacy training 

    In late September, JHR conducted training on effective media relations for 16 officials from the National State Department for Gender government. The training introduced the officials to the Kenya local media landscape and provided tips on how to build a lasting professional relationship with the media. The National State Department for Gender officials are posted

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    Open Letter to Government of Canada: Urgent Call to Action in Response to the Afghanistan Crisis

    November 1, 2021 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada The Honourable Sean Fraser Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada The Honourable Mélanie Joly Minister of Foreign Affairs   Urgent Call to Action in Response to the Crisis in Afghanistan   Canadians have broadly applauded the announcements that Canada is admitting and

  • August 14 2021: Iraqi government promises to build three mental health centers

    This week’s highlights School for teen mothers in Kenya gets support Iraqi government promises to build three mental health centers Have you reserved your seats at Night For Rights?  Webinar: COVID-19 & the triple threat of poverty, inequality and unemployment in South Africa  School for teen mothers in Kenya gets support  Greenland Girls’ staff and students

  • Statement by JHR on Urgent Need for Evacuation from Kabul of Journalists, Humanitarian Workers and Afghans Fearing for their Safety

    Toronto, August 25, 2021 – Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Executive Director Rachel Pulfer called on Canada and the international community today to simplify and expedite visa processes for Afghans fearing for their safety and wishing to leave Afghanistan, to clearly open up resettlement opportunities to journalists and staff of humanitarian organizations currently within Afghanistan, to

  • KENYA: Anti-trafficking NGO donated three-storey building

    The Counter Human Trafficking Trust – East Africa (CHTEA) has been donated a three-storey building after Judie Kaberia, former Gender Lead of JHR’s Canada World Program in Kenya and now ED of Association of Media Women In Kenya (AMWIK), wrote about the organization’s severely under-resourced efforts to provide refuge to 120 Ugandan women who were

  • KENYA: School for teen mothers gets support

    Greenland Girls’ staff and students pose with visitors at the school – Photo courtesy GGS’s Facebook page A school for teen mothers in Kenya’s Kajiado County, Greenland Girls School, has received a boost in publicity and numerous pledges of support after journalist and JHR trainee Moraa Obiria interviewed its founder and CEO Purity Gikunda. Obiria

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