Chapter four of the Constitution provides for an extensive Bill of Rights that not only recognises the traditional civil and political right,s but no encompasses economic, social and cultural rights (ECOSOC).
Amkeni Wakenya’s Programme in this area will contribute to the effective realisation of all human rights particularly ECOSOC rights.
Specific Objectives are to:
• Enhance citizen awareness on the rights and responsibilities envisaged in the new Constitution including marginalised groups such as women, persons with disabilities and minorities
• Promote the adoption of legislative and policy frameworks that guarantee the realisation (respect for, promotion of and fulfilment) of all human rights particularly ECOSOC rights for all especially marginalised groups such as women, persons with disabilities and minorities.
• Facilitate the interpretation of human rights through public interest litigation.
• Promote organs and other rights (FOI) that have a facilitative role in promoting human rights, such as, the media, KNCHR, NCIC, TJRC, IIEC, etc
• Develop programmes that enhance support for specific rights that may be neglected as well as contribute to building up a body of knowledge and practice- rights for the elderly, right to water etc
• Institute new strategic partnerships to enhance the realisation of human rights particularly ECOSOC rights, e.g. Business Community and Human Rights, Academia and Human Rights etc.
Amkeni Wakenya’s programme development and implementation of activities is informed and overseen by a dynamic and inclusive governance structure._