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Thematic Working Areas of HAKI Africa


As an organisation that believes in human rights, constitutionalism and rule of law, HAKI Africa strives to enlighten communities to be at the forefront of daily struggles for social justice and equity amongst all. We find it imperative to empower the people on human rights approaches as we view this as the best and only way to ensure social parity. This belief is fortified by article 19 (2) of the Constitution of Kenya which provides that:


The purpose of recognising and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms is to preserve the dignity of individuals and communities and to promote social justice and the realisation of the potential of all human beings.

As a result, HAKI Africa has designed its thematic areas around the standard and internationally accepted classification of human rights. These are as follows
Under this thematic area, HAKI Africa will seek to promote and protect the basic fundamental rights and freedoms that cannot be limited. These include the following rights:

- Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;

- Freedom from slavery or servitude;

- The right to a fair trial; and

- The right to an order of harbeas corpus.

Under this thematic area, HAKI Africa will enhance the rights and freedoms that are necessary for the development of all individuals and communities. These include the following rights

- Right to the highest attainable standard of health;

- Right to accessible and adequate housing and to reasonable standards of sanitation;

- Freedom from hunger and to have adequate food of acceptable quality;

- Right to clean and safe water in adequate quantities;

- Right to social security and

- Right to education

Under this thematic area, HAKI Africa will work to realise the rights and freedoms that are required in order to ensure communities’ collective growth and progression. These rights include the following:

- Citizenship rights

- Gender, youth and children rights

- Environmental rights

- Religious freedoms

- Cultural and traditional freedoms

- Minority and vulnerable groups rights