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Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at Work

Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at Work

Sexual and reproductive health rights are not normally thought of as materialising in the workplace, but there are a numerous hurdles at work to women’s enjoyment of sexual and reproductive...
Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

Shaping the Future of Safe Childbirth

While maternal mortality rates have been decreasing, they have not been decreasing for all types of women. Women in poverty, women with disabilities, young women, women in rural communities and...
Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at School

Shaping the Future of Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights at School

Schools needs to be a place of safety for learners. Tragically, sexual and reproductive health rights can be violated at school. This episode of Shaping the Future of Reproductive Rights...
Shaping the Future of Abortion

Shaping the Future of Abortion

It is estimated that 25 million unsafe abortions happen every year. This episode of Shaping the Future of Abortion explores the role of human rights law in advocating for women’s...
Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

Shaping the Future – Strategies for Change

In 2015, the world committed itself in the Sustainable Development Goals to ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health rights in the next 15 years. Yet throughout the world,...
Matrimonial Property Rights in Kenya: The Long Road Ahead for Women’s Rights

Matrimonial Property Rights in Kenya: The Long Road Ahead for Women’s Rights

Over the last decade, Kenya has taken some steps to promote fairness and secure women’s rights within the institution of marriage. The promulgation of the progressive 2010 Constitution and the...
Setting the Record Straight on Socio-Economic Rights Adjudication: Kenya Supreme Court’s Judgment in the Mitu-Bell Case

Setting the Record Straight on Socio-Economic Rights Adjudication: Kenya Supreme Court’s Judgment in the Mitu-Bell Case

On 11 January 2021, the Kenyan Supreme Court delivered the judgment in Mitu-Bell Welfare Society. The case concerned the unlawful eviction and demolition of the homes of over 3,000 families...
Kenyan Supreme Court on Structural Interdicts and Application of UN Guidelines on Evictions

Kenyan Supreme Court on Structural Interdicts and Application of UN Guidelines on Evictions

The Kenyan Supreme Court has overturned a Court of Appeal decision which found that the forceful eviction of the inhabitants of Mitumba village was not in violation of their fundamental...
The Tune Goes On: Appointments to Tribunals Must Adhere to The Two-Thirds Gender Rule

The Tune Goes On: Appointments to Tribunals Must Adhere to The Two-Thirds Gender Rule

In Bernard Odero Okello & another v Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development, the petitioners challenged the appointment of the interested parties as members of the Business Premises...
Kenyan Lessons on the right to education as a human right amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

Kenyan Lessons on the right to education as a human right amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic

In BPA v Directors, Brookhouse Schools, a group of parents ofminors at Brookhouse Schools, a private school, challenged the introduction of the virtual learning programme, following the shutdown of schools...
Fighting for fair representation for women through dissolution of the Kenyan Parliament

Fighting for fair representation for women through dissolution of the Kenyan Parliament

In the Chief Justice’s advice to the President, Kenya’s current Chief Justice David Kenani Maraga has advised the President to dissolve parliament for failing to enact legislation that ensures gender...
Kenya’s Constitutional Court Certifies Structural Interdict as an Interlocutory Remedy

Kenya’s Constitutional Court Certifies Structural Interdict as an Interlocutory Remedy

Kenya’s constitutional court has demonstrated its flexibility in facilitating the progressive realisation of the constitutional aspirations through the rapidly evolving jurisprudence on Article 43 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010....

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