Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Kenya
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, we support organizations working to overcome poverty and oppression. Our small, grassroots grantees are rooted in communities, where they empower local people to identify their most critical concerns and take action to address injustice. We also support groups that organize broader movements for social change, influencing governments and policymakers to respect and promote human rights.
Read on to learn more about how our grantees in Kenya are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
Projects in Kenya
Nairobi People Settlement Network (NPSN)
Building the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Capacity of Natural Resource Rights Organizations
Purpose: To strengthen connections between Kenya’s rural and urban human rights movements, by conducting a series of trainings and exchanges that brings together groups from marginalized communities in both settings.
Ogiek Peoples Development Program (OPDP)
Supporting Indigenous Peoples' Natural Resource Rights
Purpose: To support the Ogiek indigenous community to gain control over the natural resources that local people depend upon for their livelihoods by creating a "bio-cultural" community protocol and raising awareness about the human impact of forest conservation.
Persons Marginalized and Aggrieved (PEMA Kenya)
Grassroots Advocacy to Reduce Harassment of LGBTI People
Purpose: To reduce harassment and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Mombasa by conducting workshops with policemen, chiefs and village elders to create dialogue and dispel myths about sexual orientation and gender identity.
UHAI - The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI - EASHRI)
Capacity Building for LGBTI and Sex Worker Movements
Purpose: To build the capacities of organizations in the LGBTI and sex worker rights movements in Uganda and Kenya, including AJWS grantees, through training and convenings.
Upper Rift Minorities (URM)
Mobilization of LGBTI People and Grassroots Advocacy in Turkana
Purpose: To provide safe spaces for pastoral and refugee LGBTI people and share information about sexual health; and to build allies by operating an LGBTI resource room and facilitating human rights clubs at secondary schools.