Bungoma South district profile
BUNGOMA SOUTH DISTRICT
partner organization: WESTERN KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH(WKHRW)
Mukapo Street, Plot No. 183
P.O. Box 2341-50200, Bungoma
District Coordinator: Sharon Nafula Wanjala
Registered with NGO Council in 2000
Geographical area: Western Province, Nyanza Province and 7 districts of North Rift Valley Province
Major sectors of work: Civic knowledge and Human rights awareness
Human Resources: 4 paid staff
Main sources of income: Donations and grants from international organisations
The WKHRW is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental membership organization. It is committed to facilitate civic knowledge and Human rights awareness to the rural communities to meet new challenges in political, economic and social contexts.
WKHRW membership: Currently, there are 69 memberships as follows; 16 self help groups, 11 community based organizations (CBOs), 3 NGOs, 5 religious groups and 34 individuals.
Vision: WKHRW is to work for the promotion of human dignity, development, equality, equity, social and economic justices as tools for political and economic development to enhance good governance.
Mission: Teaming up against social injustices by empowering the rural constituency in civic awareness for effective participatory in governance and development in a democracy. Realizing that the rural population should play a n active role in political and economic development of our country, and form 75% of Kenyan population and yet they
lack the necessary knowledge, virtues and skills to understand, explain, compare and evaluate principles and practices of governance.
(i) To protect and promote the respect of fundamental human rights in a large freedom.
(ii) To promote civic awareness and human rights education with a view to enhance and maintain a just, open enlightened society to sustain, peace, democracy and development.
(iii) To monitor extra-judicial executions of person (s) whether or not imprisoned, detained or restricted.
(iv) To oppose grave violations of the rights of every person (s) on torture regardless to his/her economic status, social origin, culture sex or other status provided the person has not used or advocated violence.
(v) Monitors child abuse, women rights, minority rights, marginalized groups, corruption, environmental hazards and degradation, prisoners’ rights.
Our programmes include: Human rights education and outreach, research, monitoring, advocacy and documentation, publications, legal aid, guiding and counseling, prisoners’ rights, public relations and fundraising, media campaign and land rights.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 13 April 2011 09:16)