Tag: kenya

  • KENYA: Community-led advocacy critical in ending Female Genital Mutilation

    The milestone is an outcome of close to ten months of community engagement and empowerment of a local anti-FGM steering committee to trace, document and report potential FGM cases in their neighbourhood. Elders in Chepkokogh Location, West Pokot County, with the I-Rep Foundation team and local authorities during the inaugural elder’s forum in February 2023.

  • JHR Collaborates with Kenya’s Premier Investigative Journalism Outlet to Train Journalists on Investigative Journalism

    Journalists for Human Rights, in collaboration with Africa Uncensored, conducted a three-day investigative journalism workshop for journalists representing different media outlets in Kenya. Taking into consideration the crucial role played by the media in exposing corruption and human rights abuses and holding duty bearers accountable for their actions or inactions in upholding human rights, Journalists

  • Telling Climate Change Stories: A Journalist Perspective

    By: Mercy Njoroge A little over a decade ago, a substantial global story broke. Wangari Maathai, the woman of trees, is dead. This sad incident happened precisely two years into my journalism career. The story was huge, and as a junior sub-editor, I felt the pressure editors in my newsroom faced when a story of

  • KENYA: JHR works to engage men as allies in fight against FGM

    The anti-FGM elder engagement forum underway Seventy-six-year-old Joel Kalya is a happy elder. He has seen his daughters through school successfully in a region where female genital mutilation (FGM) is a mandatory rite of passage for girls, pushing them into early marriages. Joel hails from Chepkokogh location in Lomut Ward in West Pokot County, Kenya,

  • KENYA: JHR trainee highlights blind students’ struggle to access education

    By Kayla Hounsell CBC National Reporter & JHR Trainer for the Canada World Program  I’ll never forget the day Sheillah Nyamwaya came to pitch a story. She was an intern at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, and I was a trainer for JHR, trying to identify human rights stories we could tell together. Sheillah was so

  • KENYA: How climate change is driving FGM and early marriages

    By Sylvia Thomson CBC News producer & JHR trainer for the Canada World program When I arrived in Nairobi in early January, the local JHR team here was talking a lot about climate change and how it intersects with gender issues. It’s been eye-opening in the hot, rainless months since then, to hear stories about

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