Since the launch of the #IBelong Campaign in 2014, there has been significant progress to eradicate statelessness in the region. Much more work is needed to eradicate statelessness, and for the remaining years of the #IBelong Campaign, there is need for stronger engagement of Civil Society Organisations. The establishment of the Eastern Africa Nationality Network will enhance cross-regional dialogue and advocacy on common issues. The Network membership includes: Child Rights Watch; Dignity Kwanza; Great Lakes Initiative for Human Rights and Developmentt; Haki Centre; Haki na Sheria Initiative; Hold the Child; Justice Access Point (JAP); Kenya Human Rights Commission; Minority Rights Group Africa Office; Namati Kenya; Nubian Rights Forum; Prison Fellowship Rwanda; Sudan Organisation for Development; Women Advocates Association of South Sudan (WAASS); and Zanzibar Legal Services Centre (ZLSC).
UNHCR, civil society launch first regional network to address statelessness in east Africa
UNHCR, civil society launch first regional network to address statelessness in east Africa, 20 May 2022
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency together with 15 civil society organizations from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan, Sudan, and Rwanda have launched the region’s first statelessness network, to advance ongoing efforts in eradicating statelessness in the region. Comprising human rights and par...