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News: Human Rights

IFP Alum gives fabulous TEDx talk in Nairobi

IFP alumn Raphael Obonyo grew up in Korogocho, Nairobi surrounded by poverty but determined to do something about it. Today, he is the external adviser to the United Nations Habitat's Youth Advisory Board and a youth empowerment activist in his community. He has extensive knowledge and experience in public policy, international development, political economy, governance, community organizing and human rights. Watch his recent inspiring TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpAaxMhlz1A Read More

Human Rights Day: Working for our Rights

Working for our Rights By Obo Effanga As the world marks this year’s Human Rights Day on December 10, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon is urging everyone to intensify efforts to fulfil “our collective responsibility to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere”. For the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, it will commemorate its 20 years of existence with the theme, “Working for your rights”. It is a good opportunity to draw attention to those of our rights that we often overlook in Nigeria and hope thereby to jolt us t... Read More

IFP Alum gives fabulous TEDx talk in Nairobi

By: Ford IFP

IFP Alumn Raphael Obonyo grew up in Korigocho, Nairobi's largest slum area on the outskirts of the city. A youth empowerment leader, he recently spoke at TEDx in Nairobi on how to empower youth to rise above poverty and lead a new generation of social change leaders. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpAaxMhlz1A&fb_source=message#t=823 Congratulate Raphael by sending him a direct message via this site! Read More

IFP Kenya alum gives fabulous TEDx talk

By: Ford IFP

IFP Alumn Raphael Obonyo grew up in Korigocho, Nairobi's largest slum area on the outskirts of the city. A youth empowerment leader, he recently spoke at TEDx in Nairobi on how to empower youth to rise above poverty and lead a new generation of social change leaders. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpAaxMhlz1A&fb_source=message#t=823 Congratulate Raphael by sending him a direct message via this site! Read More

Big news. Watch GoodWeave on PBS NewsHour

Dear All, PBS NewsHour recently aired a special segment on child labor in India and GoodWeave. The piece, Organization Fights to Unravel India's Widespread Child Labor Abuses, brought our issue and our organization to the forefront, and for that, I am deeply proud. But most importantly, it brought the millions of invisible children who toil on looms out of the shadows and into the headlines. I encourage all of you in the Ford community to watch it: www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/july-dec13/india_07-31.html To get the story, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro travelled to villages i... Read More

The Times Of India covers alumni's new book "Gairsain"

Anjali Nauriyal, senior reporter covers about Jayprakash Panwar's new book "Gairsain" Read More

Civic Education on the New Constitution

Just had a forum on the Implementation of the Constitution in Rapogi in Migori County. 75 leaders across Uriri constituency/district were in attendance. Glaringly, out of the 5 wards in Uriri constituency, no woman is forth coming to seek for elective post in March 2013, and this is the fear across all the 7 constituencies in Migori County. The 2/3 threshold on the gender parity may not be met and Kenya is soon facing the rude shock of unconstitutional representation. Read More

Shades Project

James Kityo has been recognised among the Inspirations for 2012 by the International Hrant Dink Foundation as an Inspiration for an Innovative Health and Shelter project for the peopel of Uganda. The letter of recognition reads: We would like to express our gratitude to you for your ambition and persistence in proving to us the very fact that sometimes small steps taken for a more free and just world can be very precious. We are very happy to have you among our inspirations for 2012: See list of Awards and about other inspirations at this link: http://armturkdialogue.net/2012/09/17/intern... Read More

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