ABOUT HAKI Africa
HAKI Africa is a national human rights organisation based in Mombasa working to improve livelihoods and enhance the progressive realization of human rights in Kenya. Initiated in 2012, the organisation promotes partnership between state and non-state actors in order to constantly improve the well-being of individuals and communities and ensure respect for human rights and rule of law by all. Particularly, the organisation seeks to agitate for the recognition and empowerment of local communities in Kenya to fully participate in rights and development initiatives with a view to improving the standards of living amongst all including the poor and marginalized.
WHAT HAKI STANDS FOR
While the word “Haki” is Swahili for “justice” or “human right”, we have given meaning to the four letters which to us stand for Humanity; Activism; Knowledge; and Integrity. Humanity stands for the desire to see human rights and dignity guaranteed to all. Activism is meant to get individuals and communities to be proactive in addressing issues that affect them. Knowledge is the organisation’s ambition to ignite a thirst for knowledge and to get rid of ignorance.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES OF HAKI Africa
- To empower the people at the grassroots, in particular the poor, weak, marginalised and vulnerable, to actively participate in the progressive realization of their human rights including the right to development.
- To provide a platform for engagement between state and non state actors and ensure their continued cooperation in national and local human rights and developmental processes.
VISION,MISSION,GOAL AND MOTTO OF HAKI Africa
Vision – A society that respects fundamental rights and freedoms for sustainable development.
Mission – To foster the progressive realization of human rights.
Goal – To have individuals and institutions who are enlightened about their rights and working together to enhance the development of their communities.
Values and Guiding Principles
In all its plans, programmes, practices and activities, the organization will be guided by the following values and principles:
1. Human Dignity – respecting each person’s needs, views and concerns and seeking to ensure people’s inalienable rights and freedoms are
promoted and protected individually and collectively.
2. Constitutionalism and Rule of Law – raising awareness of and adherence to the constitution and the laws of the land by all persons.
3. Transparency and Accountability – promoting integrity in individuals and communities while at the same time ensuring openness in the
management of public resources.
4. Gender Parity and Equity – Ensuring both sexes have equal opportunities and narrowing the gap between the rich and the poor by
supporting the fair distribution of resources.
5. Partnership and Networking – enhancing cooperation between individuals and communities, organisations and institutions as well as
state and non state actors.
WHAT WE DO
HAKI Africa has designed its thematic areas around the standard and internationally accepted classification of human rights. These are as follows
Civil and Political Rights
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;
Socio Economic Rights
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;
Group and Solidarity Rights
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