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1. PHR Statement on Post-Election Developments in Kenya

(Web Page; Sat Aug 12 15:45:00 CDT 2017)

Human rights groups in Kenya today said the death toll has reached 24 in post-election demonstrations since balloting was held on August 8. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which has long worked to ensure justice and accountability fo...

Description: As post-election demonstrations in Kenya continue, PHR condemns excessive use of violence against peaceful protesters as well as credible allegations that police have threatened sexual violence against Kenyans. We demand swift investigations and accountability into any wrongdoing, and call for respect for human rights on all sides.

2. Kenya’s Withdrawal from the ICC Perpetuates Culture of Impunity

(Web Page; Wed Sep 28 16:29:00 CDT 2016)

Kenya became the first country to approve a motion to withdraw membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC) yesterday. While the potential withdrawal will not affect the charges already brought against leaders in Kenya, it sets...

Description: Kenya became the first country to approve a motion to withdraw membership from the International Criminal Court (ICC) yesterday. While the potential withdrawal will not affect the charges already brought against leaders in Kenya, it sets a bad precedent for other countries party to the ICC, increases the likelihood of impunity, and leaves no recourse for future victims of violence.

3. Overcoming Obstacles to Prosecuting Rape in Kenya and the DRC

(Web Page; Fri Feb 27 13:59:00 CST 2015)

This past week, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) wrapped up a three-day roundtable discussion in Nairobi, Kenya, where we brought together 45 of our colleagues from both the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Kenya to discuss su...

Description: This past week, PHR wrapped up a three-day roundtable discussion in Nairobi, Kenya, where we brought together 45 of our colleagues from both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya to discuss successes, challenges, and new opportunities created by our innovative Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones.

4. PHR trip to Kenya and Congo, Day 2

(Web Page; Tue Jul 26 11:16:00 CDT 2011)

Kenya Journal Day 2: Dr. Emily Rogena teaches forensic pathology at the University of Nairobi School of Medicine. Her soft voice and sweet smile belie a hard-nosed scientist who has worked for years to develop better systems to deal ...

Description: Dr. Emily Rogena teaches forensic pathology at the University of Nairobi School of Medicine. Her soft voice and sweet smile belie a hard-nosed scientist who has worked for years to develop better systems to deal with sexual abuse, torture, and violence.

5. PHR Denounces ICC Decision to Vacate Charges Against Kenya’s Deputy President

(Web Page; Tue Apr 05 15:30:00 CDT 2016)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) denounced today’s decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to declare a mistrial in the case against Kenyan Deputy President William Samoei Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang. The court...

Description: PHR denounced the decision by the International Criminal Court to declare a mistrial in the case against Kenyan Deputy President William Samoei Ruto and journalist Joshua Arap Sang.

6. International Women's Day: Stories from Kenya

(Web Page; Tue Nov 01 14:45:00 CDT 2011)

Woman and her daughter accessing integrated services in Kenya (Amanda Cary/PHR) "Women have been split into parts - eyes, ears, heart, breasts - by the health system. We must see women holistically." (Margaret Gitau, Kenya's National ...

Description: This Sunday, March 8, PHR will join the global celebration of International Women's Day---a day to honor the achievements of women around the world and to focus attention on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the fight for gender equality.

7. What’s Next for Kenya?

(Web Page; Mon Sep 11 16:25:00 CDT 2017)

Voters cast their ballot in Kisumu, on Lake Victoria on August 8, 2017. FREDRIK LERNERYD/AFP/Getty Images A conversation with PHR’s Christine Alai Following a decision by Kenya’s supreme court to nullify August’s pr...

Description: Following a decision by Kenya’s supreme court to nullify August’s presidential elections, the country has plunged back into campaign mode, with new elections slated for October 17. It’s a victory for the rule of law in Kenya, but also a time of uncertainty and potential turmoil.

8. ‘Someone banged on my door’: 7 years after election rapes, justice still missing for Kenya survivors

(Web Page; Mon Oct 26 14:03:00 CDT 2015)

This post originally appeared on Women Under Siege. Following the elections in late 2007, Kenya endured significant atrocities, including murder, ethnic cleansing, and rape. The media reported on hundreds of cases of sexualized violence...

Description: Following the elections in late 2007, Kenya endured significant atrocities, including murder, ethnic cleansing, and rape... years after that violent crisis, women are still seeking justice.

9. Feeling at Home in DRC - Reflections of PHR's Kenya Coordinator

(Web Page; Wed Feb 15 12:01:00 CST 2012)

PHR’s team just returned from a training session in the DRC, where they are working with international and local partners to hold perpetrators accountable for using rape as a weapon of war. This post is one in a series. Learn m...

Description: As a first time visitor to Bukavu, I fell in love with the region’s natural beauty and its people. Being able to converse in Swahili with people I met in town and at PHR’s forensic training workshop allowed me to feel right at home and made the cultural interchange very rich.

10. Survivors of Sexual Violence in Kenya Break their Silence

(Web Page; Thu Mar 20 16:16:00 CDT 2014)

Kenyans are currently awaiting a decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on whether or not the trial in The Hague against President Uhuru Kenyatta will proceed. The Kenyatta case has garnered significant attention because the ...

Description: While the ICC’s case against President Kenyatta has received much attention, many Kenyans will be focusing on remarkable public interest litigation unfolding in their own High Court in Nairobi next week.

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