Case Study of Kenyan Human Rights Defenders
Kenyan Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) advocate for sexual orientation, gender identity, women's and children's rights, reproductive health, against killings by the police or corruption. They themselves, but also their communities, are exposed to threats, trauma and stress, which has led to stigmatisation and loss of status. In the context of temporary resettlement, they can rest, expand their network and continue their work. The impact of temporary resettlement programmes on HRDs' home communities is often overlooked. Based on data from 2019/2020, the study highlights benefits and challenges for home communities and formulates recommendations.