Strategic Priorities

Support to the Reforms agenda

Support to the Reforms agenda

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:

  1. Advocacy for enactment and implementation of at least 5 laws (2 new/pending policies and implementation of 3 existing laws)
  2. Media advocacy on public policy at county, national and international levels
  3. Treaty body engagements e.g. Africa Commission, EAC, UN, etc.
  4. Building and supporting advocacy partnerships at the local, national, regional and international levels
  5. Promoting strategic advocacy networks, collaborations e.g. PRWG, CBO anti-torture movements, etc.
  6. Occupation of critical advocacy spaces e.g. relevant State commissions
  7. Support perpetrators knowledge, attitude and behavior change initiatives
Redress and Rehabilitation

Redress and Rehabilitation

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:

  1. Direct and holistic service provision to survivors (medical, legal, psychological and structured referrals for socio-economic empowerment)
  2. Promoting partnerships and networks for routine and urgent services
  3. Referrals for provision of services
  4. Enhance protection of witnesses, victims and HRDs
  5. Awareness and sensitization of survivors and general public e.g. use of IEC materials, media and community outreaches
Social Capital and Strategic Alliances

Social Capital and Strategic Alliances

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:

  1. Enhanced engagements with IMLU’s networks of professionals (lawyers, doctors, journalists, human rights promoters, counsellors and paralegals, among others)
  2. Continuous building of social capital through capacity building
  3. Structured engagements with other key actors (CBOs, NGOs, youths, academic institutions, professional bodies) at the national, regional and international levels
  4. Strategic physical presence and positioning in select counties across Kenya
  5. Building a constituency of survivors and families
  6. Media advocacy to enhance IMLU’s visibility at the county, national and international levels
Strategic information for Evidence based interventions

Strategic information for Evidence based interventions

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

  1. Expand the scope of research to cover IMLU’s mandate in totality generating at least 10 research products
  2. Undertaking periodic torture survey every 5 years to inform programming and advocacy
  3. Research partnerships with academic, government agencies, renowned research institutional, associates and other professional bodies
  4. Develop IMLU’s internal research generation, utilization and dissemination capacity e.g. instituting a research desk / department
  5. IMLU’s resource center for operational, strategic and academic research

 

Institutional Strengthening and Sustainability

Institutional Strengthening and Sustainability

To enhance IMLU’s capacity to deliver on its mission and goals and institutional sustainability beyond 2021

Vision

A World free from torture, violence and discrimination

Mission:

To prevent and respond to torture, violence and discrimination by engaging with state and other nonstate actors in rehabilitation, redress, research, advocacy and movement building, capacity building, and accountability.

 

Kevin Mwangi - Program officer at IMLU, Edgar Kavulavu and Joan Mutonga from ICJ  meeting with  the commissioner  Teresa Maria Manuela of the committee on the prevention of torture at Jollie Ville conference center  Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on 27th April 2019.

Exorbitantly prohibitive rates and denial of visa for Human Rights Defenders marred the NGO Forum and the 64th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on People and Human Rights held in Sham El Sheikh, Egypt from 20th April to 14th May 2019. We were amongst the few human rights organisations that participated in the Session themed “Refugees Returnees Asylum Seekers and IDP’s; durable solutions for forced Immigration”.

Our Director Peter Kiama and Programme Officer Kevin Mwangi represented us at the NGO forum and the 64th session of the ACHPR and during which they participated in the special interests group discussion.  

We participated in one discussion; - the prevention of torture. The guiding questions for the working groups sought to establish the situation of the rights of refugees, returnees asylum seekers, and IDP’S, the human rights violations that are likely to occur to refugees/returnees/IDP’S, proposed actions for addressing the violations and lastly the recommendation for the inclusion in the NGO statement to be presented to the ACHPR.

The recommendation raised from the discussions was included in the NGO statement that was presented to the ACHPR on 24th April 2019. Some of the recommendations from the forum included for state parties to ratify and implement the Kampala Convention, to ensure that domestic legislation is consistent with the convention’s provisions; and for the Kenyan Government to fully implement the Prevention of Torture Act 2017.

On a lobbying front, IMLU, ICJ, Article 19 and KNHRC organized a meeting with the special rapporteur to Kenya Mr Dersso on 26th April to appraise him of the human rights situation in Kenya.

During the meeting, we raised the issue on the slow implementation of the Prevention of Torture Act 2017 and the lack of the implementation of the National Coroners Service Act 2017. Additionally, we also raised the issue of the extra judicial killings are on the rise but the number of prosecutions does not tally.

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