University Students and Human Rights Advocacy

People go to universities for a variety of reasons. For some is to get new knowledge, for others are to get a job promotion and others is to earn more. Universities play the role of building knowledge among students through exposing them to diverse world-views. In some cases, university students have gone ahead and become… Continue Reading »

Feminisation of Unpaid Labour

In my community women engage in many activities not only within urban settings but in rural areas as well. Within the household women take up domestic chores to ensure the family stays in a clean environment, children go to school and have food to sustain their lives. The tasks undertaken by women depends on the… Continue Reading »

Predators on the Prowl: Sexual Violence as Gender Based Violence in Learning Institutions

Sexual violence in institutions of higher learning takes various forms. This ranges from catcalling, body shaming, rape, and sex for grades and in some cases sexual harassment. Sexual violence is meted on students in institutions of higher learning by university staff, lecturers and fellow students. Sexual violence is not a female only phenomenon, it also… Continue Reading »

Haki Nawiri Afrika Updates

Welcome to the 1st Edition of Haki Nawiri Afrika Updates. Thisupdate showcases university students and communityengagement from June 2020 – February 2021.The highlighted activities include human rights training,paralegal training, student-police dialogues, psychosocialsupport and student-community engagement. You can download the report below

Youth and Social Justice : A Learning and Exchange Model

The word social justice evokes images of fairness and equal opportunities , it means paying attention to the muted voices , it implies a shift from business as usual to business unusual. To many young people in Africa the attainment of social justice is  a mirage.This is due to inherent challenges that may be systemic… Continue Reading »

The Roars of Doom

“Kwa nini walitubomolea nyumba lakini wakatuachia choo? Ni heri wangebomoa choo watuachie nyumba angalau tubaki na mahali pa kulala.” Simply translates to “why did they demolish our houses but spared the toilet? It would have been better had they demolished the toilet instead and left us a roof over our heads.” Njeri, a victim of… Continue Reading »