By Liz Fisher-Frank
The 25th November 2016 was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It was therefore a very fitting opportunity for the launch of a Toolkit, developed by PBI, for Women Human Rights Defenders (‘WHRD’) living and operating in the urban settlements of Nairobi.
The Toolkit is a practical on-line resource providing information to empower WHRD. From human rights principles to advising on violations and risks and how to document them, the Toolkit addresses issues identified as prevailing problems for WHRD in Nairobi. Interviews, workshops and focused group discussions were undertaken with 199 WHRD about their experiences and the everyday difficulties they face in protecting and defending women’s rights.