Community Initiative Action Group Kenya (Ciag-Kenya)

Human Rights

Governance is a simply the act of governing. It relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power, or verify performance. It consists of either a separate process or part of management or leadership processes.

As part of our mandate, we are dedicated to see good governance in economic, social-cultural, political and environmental spheres, for a better Kenya. Governance is a cross-cutting issue and to express the conviction to fulfill this mandate, we are active in, but not limited to the following activities:

  • Providing capacity building to the local people living around Lake Kanyaboli, River Yala, Yala swamp, residents of Siaya County and Kisumu County living along the shores of L.Victoria on leadership and Natural resource management.
  • Provide civic education on the constitution implementation process and the transition to the devolved government bill 2011 in Western Kenya.

On Human Rights

CIAG-Kenya believes that, Human rights are universal legal guarantees which protect the human values of all people – freedom, equality and dignity. They are inherent to individuals and, to some extent, groups; and are reflected in international norms and standards which are legally binding on States.

Organization has an active human rights programme which is involved in the following:

  • Promotion of Human rights education among Kenyans
  • Advancing and protecting human rights of vulnerable poor communities in Western Kenya
  • Campaigning for national policies and laws with rights based approach both at the County and National level
  • Combat impunity for gross human rights violation by holding abusers to account and ensuring that victims of gross violations obtain redress

The Organization is currently involved in human rights issues around Yala swamp, where it targets to improve the living condition of the local people of Siaya, Busia and Bondo proximate to Yala swamp.

CIAG-Kenya is also currently involved in activities that intends to promote the status of refugees, IDPs, the status of immigrants to access basic rights as stipulated in the United Nation Declaration of Human Right (UNDHR), refugee Act 2006, the refugee convention 1951 among other sources of municipal and international law.

Human rights Quotes - Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor... Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting." -Mother Theresa

"I feel morally and intellectually obliged to simply concede that the death penalty experiment has failed....  From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death." -Former US Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun

"Please use your freedom to promote ours." -Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese
Democracy Leader and Nobel Peace Laureate

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." -Mohandas Gandhi

 

 

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