Article by PBI-Kenya
'Increased capacities, stronger networks - a pilot project in supporting Social Justice Center Working Group's members in Nairobi's urban settlements' is a project supported with German Federal Foreign Office's funds by ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), Funding Programme zivik. This project, that will run from April to December 2020, will build on the results of the Ushirikiano Mwema kwa Usalama project.
The project draws on a close collaboration between the Social Justice Center Working Group and PBI Kenya and seeks to sustainably broaden or maintain the civic space and security for the Social Justice Centres. We seek to bring together members of the various Social Justice Centres in Nairobi through different activities, such as risk analysis, capacity building -with specific attention to holistic security management-, and joint and separate advocacy activities on the national and international level.
This pilot project aims to directly contribute to an increase in the capacities of the human rights defenders of the social justice centre movement and to strengthen their networks. By supporting the Social Justice Centres in this way, this project will play a role in advancing human rights and peace in marginalized communities throughout Nairobi, tackling structural impunity, and advancing the creation of a lively community-based movement.