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Haki Yetu Organization

Haki Yetu is a Human Rights Organization based at St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish at Bangladesh-Mombasa County. It was founded in 2008 by Fr. Gabriel Dolan who is also the Director of the Organisation. Since 2014, a second office in Lungalunga, Kwale County has been established.

We focus on five main programs: Land and Housing; Peace; Gender and Child Rights; Social Funds and Human Rights. A four pronged approach has been adopted in implementing these programs: Advocacy, research and documentation, litigation and community mobilization for change. Partnerships with relevant stakeholders at all levels are an important part of our intervention, in order to strengthen existing structures and hold responsible positions accountable.

The organisation was established in an informal settlement with the specific aim of advocating for the rights of marginalised communities living in the informal settlements of Mombasa. It has since spread its wings to Kwale and Kilifi Counties, working with the vulnerable and marginalized communities in these countries.

Vision

We envision a society that gives the vulnerable a voice, dignity and justice

Mission

We advocate for transformational change, good governance, social justice and peaceful coexistence

Guiding Principles

  1. Humility – We respect, engage and empower communities at grassroots level convinced that they can acquire justice and live in harmony.
  2. Accountability  – We are accountable to these communities; we respect the rule of    law and we demand that public institutions are accountable to their citizens.
  3. Restorative Justice -We aim to heal, reconcile and restore dignity to victims               and communities who have been denied social justice.
  4. Collaboration – We work with faith-based organizations, government, grassroots and civil society partners to ensure that there is an inclusive approach to the challenges facing our communities.