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In the 1970s, the Kenyan government evicted hundreds of Endorois families from their land around the Lake Bogoria area in the Rift Valley to create a game reserve for tourism.  The Endorois, an indigenous people, had been promised compensation and benefits, but these were never fully implemented, and the community's access to the land was restricted to the discretion of the Game Reserve Authority. This prevented the community from practicing their pastoralist way of life, using ceremonial and religious sites, and accessing traditional medicines.

ESCR-Net stands in solidarity with human rights defenders in Kenya, who suffer violence at the hands of security forces and other violations of human rights.

Download below the Summary Report of the International Strategy Meeting on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and ESCR-Net General Assembly, as well as the Social Movements and Grassroots Groups Gathering and Solidarity Visits, which endeavors to capture the main issues discussed, as well as the decisions that were adopted during our enriching meetings in Kenya from 29 November-5 December, 2008.

Country: 
Kenya
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Social Movements & Grassroots Groups
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Kenya
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR
Country: 
Kenya
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Corporate Accountability
Strategic Litigation
Economic Policy
Monitoring
OP-ICESCR

The one day strategy meeting was organized to develop a strategy for Kenya Social Movements.

Country: 
Kenya
Working Group(s) / Area(s) of Work: 
Women & ESCR
Strategic Litigation
OP-ICESCR