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.

 

 

She navigates the world with the excitement and determination of a child. A resolve fostered in a small village in Gem, Siaya County, where Professor Emily Rogena had an early exposure to education from watching her father, Jason Ojwang’, host pupils from poor and distant backgrounds.


Today, Prof Rogena makes it happen for young avid learners at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She is a Professor of Human Pathology and Head, Thematic Unit, Anatomic Pathology, Department of Human pathology, School of Medicine. She also works as a private forensic pathologist handling death inquests and has also participated in various disasters investigations.


She holds on a PHD Biotechnology from the University of Siena Ital, a Master of Forensic Medicine (MFM): University of Dundee, UK, a Master of Medicine in Human Pathology (MMed Pathology) from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB).


In November 2004, she was awarded the Japanese Amnesty International Award. A one-month speaking tour of 11 Japanese Cities presenting a paper on “Rape of Kenyan women in Laikipia and Samburu Districts of Kenya by UK Military personnel, a comparison with the Okinawa rapes of Japanese women by UK military personnel.”
She traces her passion for giving back to society to her parents, who at an early age sent her on an educational vacation in Nakuru at her aunty’s and only returned to the village during the school holidays to rejoin the many pupils under her father’s mentorship.

Professor Emily Rogena

In recent times, she was the family pathologist during the probe of the death of Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo, Senator Otieno Kajwang’ and CORD leader Raila Odinga’s eldest son Fidel Castro. Yet, this perpetual engagement involving both prominent and ordinary Kenyans has not only borne a woman tough and intricate in her job but one with a humble spirit too.


Her early years at Mount St. Mary’s Girls Primary School prepared her for multi-cultural engagements, which are pretty standard today in her practice as a lecturer, forensic pathologist, volunteer, wife and mother. Years later, a heart for science and an understanding of how the human body works revealed precise surgical operations during her training as a medical doctor at the University of Nairobi in 1984, nurturing her passion in a rare medical field. Her finger dexterity saw her through the subsequent pieces of training in human and forensic pathology. She is optimistic that determination and dedication to a particular field is the recipe for success for the modern woman.

As a forensic pathologist, she is tasked with performing postmortems, gathering evidence on a person’s cause of death by submitting samples of body tissues and fluids for laboratory examination and preparing detailed reports, signing death certificates and giving testimony at inquests and courts.


She was part of a national team tasked with setting up an efficient death investigation system, which are discussions in the National Coroner Service Act 2017. She believes we should have state-of-the-art forensic services, which will speed up investigations and lead to prosecution, thus delivering justice to persons and families afflicted.

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