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Gender and Human Rights in Kenya

The conference will entail presentations by two human rights defenders from Kenya focussing on gender and human rights in Nairobi's urban settlements.

Gender and Human Rights in Kenya

Fighting for human rights in Kenya  is very dangerous, particularly  for women. They are not expected to speak out and challenge the status quo. Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) suffer threats, stigma and social rejection. Not only because of their human rights work, but also because of their  gender.

What does a daily work routine for WHRDs  in Kenya  look like? What are the issues they are fighting for? And what are the particular risks they face? Thanks to the presence of Maria Mahia-Ini and Stephen Mwangi from Nairobi in Fribourg, you will gain first hand insights to the situation of human rights and the work of WHRDs  in Kenya. 

Datum und Ort

Montag, 1. Oktober 2018  17:15 - 19:00 Uhr
University of Fribourg
Miséricorde, Room 3024
Avenue de l'Europe 20
1700 Fribourg