April 12, 2019 – This semester, the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic is partnering with students and faculty from the Strathmore Law School Clinic in Nairobi, Kenya, to continue the Leitner Clinic’s global gender justice and human rights education campaign. From 2017-2018, the Leitner Clinic partnered with Amnesty International Japan to design and implement a series of workshops as part of the global gender justice education campaign for hundreds of students in Japan. In 2018, the Leitner Clinic partnered with the feminist Kenyan organization Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) to develop the workshops for university students and young activists in Kenya. The Leitner Clinic is continuing to build on this work by partnering with Strathmore Law School to develop the gender justice workshop for participants in Kibera, the largest impoverished urban settlement in Nairobi, where sexual and gender-based violence rates are very high.
Clinic students Zainab Cheema, Alexandra Crai, Miyoshie Lamothe-Aime, Aiden O’Leary, Nadav Pearl, and Program Assistant Christine ElDabh are designing the Kibera workshop in partnership with a team of eight Strathmore Law students in Kenya, Suhaila Adan, Joanna Kahumbu, Malcolmn Kibati, Michelle Malonza, Annette Muindi, Sharon Muoki, Joy Muya, and Christine Ngane. The Kenyan students will facilitate the Leitner-Strathmore designed workshop in Kibera in July. The project is co-supervised by Prof. Chi Adanna Mgbako, director of the Leitner Clinic, and Strathmore Prof. Emmah Senge.