Founded in 2004 and registered in 2007, Hakijamii is a National Human Rights Organization that works with marginalized groups to support them to claim their economic and socio-cultural rights. With a secretariat in Nairobi, we have strategic community partners in Nairobi, Kisumu, Garissa, Isiolo, Kakamega, Kwale and Mombasa.
Hakijamii has engaged extensively with policy makers and legislators in the process of facilitating land reform, particularly through legislative reform in the housing sector.
We work with governments, CSOs, CBOs, FBOs, and the private sector to jointly create effective engagement platforms, strengthen capacities and link policy implementation to budgetary allocation towards the realization of economic, social and cultural rights.
Hakijamii’s broad objective in this strategic plan period is to promote and protect the socio-economic rights of marginalized communities in Kenya.
A society that guarantees the protection, promotion and fulfilment of all rights for all people.
To amplify the voices of the vulnerable individuals and groups and advocating for their economic, social and cultural rights.
Equality and non-discrimination: We believe that human beings are born equal. We therefore work for a society where all people are treated equally irrespective of their sex/gender, age, class tribe or political orientation.
Accountability and Transparency: We uphold public trust by ensuring ethical behaviour manifested through open and prudent administration of fiscal and other resources entrusted to us. We are individually and jointly accountable for our actions and performance.
Professionalism: We are committed to the highest level of quality, professionalism, integrity and perpetual improvement of our services. We believe that novelty and learning are a foundation for change. We are therefore involved in a continual search for creative ideas to achieve our objectives.
Team work: We are devoted to working together within and beyond the Hakijamii family so as to build synergy for the realisation of our vision and mission.
Philosophy: The Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) is at the core of our work. We apply HRBA principles, which include universality, interdependence, indivisibility and equality. These principles are enshrined in international human rights instruments and the Kenyan Constitution. They are central to creating a society where there is equitable access to resources and opportunities. To realise these principles in practice we develop the capacity of marginalised communities through innovative interventions so that collectively they become agents of social transformation.
Solidarity: We principally work with marginalized communities to promote and protect their economic and social rights. We provide much-needed solidarity without taking away the agency inherent in communities.
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