News & Updates

Seeing Red: Celebrating the Unsung Hero-Kenya’s Menstrual Daddy

Menstruation starts at different ages depending on one’s maturity. Some start their menarche early, for others it is delayed. In many African households, sex and sexuality are issues shrouded in silence and mystery, issues related to menstruation are more often deemed dirty and never spoken about. It is a challenge growing up as a female… 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

The Double Crisis

By Rogers Tulyahabwe from Uganda. The covid 19 pandemic is wrecking havoc in countries across the globe, causing a global health crisis and forcing the economies to slow down due to the strict quarantine measures, with further consequences ranging from closed boarders, scarce hand sanitizers, to house arrests to ensure social distancing measures. Bad as… Continue Reading »

“Recover Better, Together”

An interview by Tetet Lauron from Rosa luxemburg Stiftung with Leonida Odongo of Haki Nawiri Afrika about how agro-ecological solutions can lead the way to recovery. AUTHORS Leonida Odongo, Tetet Lauron The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all United Nations Member States five years ago with the promise to “leave no one behind” in its aspiration… Continue Reading »

Covid-19: A Crisis, a New Normal, and Community Organising

This post was first published on August 15, 2020. Since the first case of Covid-19 was reported in Wuhan-China in 2019, the world has in many ways come to a standstill. Jobs have been lost, families have buried their loved ones, police brutality has spiked up and many are nursing injuries brought about by domestic… Continue Reading »

Mental Ill-health :The Lurking Intruder

The World Health Organisation(WHO) defines mental health as a state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”. Mental health is a challenge in Kenya .It is… Continue Reading »

My Red Letter

Jambo. Welcome to our motherland, the republic of conniving government officials, witty procurement officers, scheming stock keepers, tactical auditors, lousy cartels, goons masquerading as public servants, overzealous business gurus, unscrupulous tradesmen and women and wealth oriented patriots with an insatiable appetite for riches and luxuries. The only state where corruption has been a long time… Continue Reading »