Human Rights Programme
Chapter four of the Constitution provides for an extensive Bill of Rights that not only recognises the traditional civil and political rights 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.
Activities prioritised are :
- Enhance citizen awareness on the rights and responsibilities envisaged in the new Constitution;
- 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;
- Facilitate the interpretation of human rights through public interest litigation;
- Promote institution and organs that have a facilitative role in promoting human rights, such as, the media, KNCHR, NCIC, IIEC;
- Develop programmes that enhance support for specific rights especially rights of marginalised groups such as persons with disabilities, women, youth and minorities;
- 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. as well as the media, KNCHR, NCIC, IIEC etc.