Every year, IMLU holds an end-year evaluation retreat that focuses on the year's challenges, successes and plan for the following year. In 2017, IMLU held its end-year retreat at the Maasai Lodge in Rongai from 11th to 16th December.
To generate at least ten (10) research products and proactively use such strategic information to prevent and respond to torture, violence and discrimination by 2021
Key Strategies / Interventions
- Expand the scope of research to cover IMLU’s mandate in totality generating at least 10 research products
- Undertaking periodic torture survey every 5 years to inform programming and advocacy
- Research partnerships with academic, government agencies, renowned research institutional, associates and other professional bodies
- Develop IMLU’s internal research generation, utilization and dissemination capacity e.g. instituting a research desk / department
- IMLU’s resource center for operational, strategic and academic research
To nurture social capital and active use of at least eight (8) strategic alliances for the prevention of torture, violence and discrimination by 2018
Key Strategies / Broad Interventions:
- Enhanced engagements with IMLU’s networks of professionals (lawyers, doctors, journalists, human rights promoters, counsellors and paralegals, among others)
- Continuous building of social capital through capacity building
- Structured engagements with other key actors (CBOs, NGOs, youths, academic institutions, professional bodies) at the national, regional and international levels
- Strategic physical presence and positioning in select counties across Kenya
- Building a constituency of survivors and families
- Media advocacy to enhance IMLU’s visibility at the county, national and international levels
To improve access and utilization of holistic redress and rehabilitation services for at least 6,000 survivors of torture, violence and discrimination by 2021 Key Strategies / Broad Interventions:
- Direct and holistic service provision to survivors (medical, legal, psychological and structured referrals for socio-economic empowerment)
- Promoting partnerships and networks for routine and urgent services
- Referrals for provision of services
- Enhance protection of witnesses, victims and HRDs
- Awareness and sensitization of survivors and general public e.g. use of IEC materials, media and community outreaches
To inform and influence the enactment and implementation of at least five (5) reforms on prevention and response to torture, violence and discrimination by 2021 Key Strategies / Broad Interventions:
- Advocacy for enactment and implementation of at least 5 laws (2 new/pending policies and implementation of 3 existing laws)
- Media advocacy on public policy at county, national and international levels
- Treaty body engagements e.g. Africa Commission, EAC, UN, etc.
- Building and supporting advocacy partnerships at the local, national, regional and international levels
- Promoting strategic advocacy networks, collaborations e.g. PRWG, CBO anti-torture movements, etc.
- Occupation of critical advocacy spaces e.g. relevant State commissions
- Support perpetrators knowledge, attitude and behavior change initiatives
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) held this years Outstanding Police Service Awards (OPSA) in May in a colourful event that was graced by the CS Interior and Coordination of National Security Joseph Nkaiserry.This is an initiative by the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) together with the National Police Service Commission (NPSC); the National Police Service (Kenya Police Service, Administration Police Service and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations); the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR); the Rotary Club of Nairobi; Usalama Reforms Forum; Transparency International among other many partners to recognize Outstanding Police Officers and Police Facilities in delivery of policing services.
With the August polls fast approaching, IMLU trained 29 monitors to monitor Election Security across 20 counties which had been mapped as hot spot areas by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), National Police Service (NPS) and Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) among other bodies. The monitors will specifically highlight issues of police deployment, public order management and the chain of command during such operations.