ONE ID AT A TIME TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF STATELESSNESS – THE STORY OF SAUMU MOHAMMED

Compiled and written by Makah Yussuf and Maseke Rioba Cases of Nubians at risk of statelessness waiting ages to get their identification cards, or being denied an opportunity for documentation contribute to the challenges communities at risk of statelessness face globally. Communities at risk of statelessness highlight, through their experiences, the level of neglect from…

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Happy Endings also exist…

Happy endings do not only exist in fairy tales, some happen to us right here in the community. In this week’s story we major on one Abdulfaraj, a youth here in Kibera from the Nubian community who came to our offices and by the help of our paralegal Hamisi Omari was able to get his…

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ANOTHER WIN FOR THE WOMAN!

This week we follow up on success stories from the paralegal outreach program. The purpose of the outreach is usually to empower the community and creating awareness on matters such as citizenship, specifically registration and documentation. Article 27 of the Constitution of Kenya caters for Equality and freedom from discrimination where under sub article 2;…

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WHEN YOU NEED DOCUMENTATION TO ATTAIN EDUCATION

On 30th March 2016 morning at Nubian Rights Forum Abdullatif Abu-Bakr walked in Nubian right forum alone wanting help because he did not have a birth certificate, he was fifteen years turning sixteen he carried only a clinic card with no guardian besides him. Abdullatif was met by out paralegal Mariam Hussein. He confided in…

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PURSUING MY DREAMS ABROAD AFTER DOCUMENTATION.

The Nubian Rights Forum has a competent outreach program where our paralegals give back to the community by educating them and creating awareness on citizenship, specifically registration and documentation. One of the awareness activities includes a conversational session where they educate the clients about identification cards, the benefits of documentation, benefits of documentation and finally…

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ONE ITEM OFF THE DOCUMENTATION CHECKLIST

Recently, we took time to listen to one of our clients, Hamisi, who applied for his Identity Card and got it in December. The following is his story, and we wind up with his progress post-documentation   Meet Abdulrahim Hamisi, now a recognized Kenyan citizen, with documentation. At 20 years old, Hamisi makes a living…

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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT

HUDUMA NAMBA TO EXCLUDE MILLIONS OF KENYANS AND VIOLATES COURT ORDERS UNDER NEW REGULATIONS On 19th October 2020, the Nubian Rights Forum, alongside Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE), Haki Centre, Haki na Sheria Initiative, Kenya Human Rights Commission and Defenders Kenya – Coalition held a joint press briefing to issue a press statement on…

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HUMANITARIAN WORKS

The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion in conjunction with the Nubian Rights Forum recently held their first Humanitarian Food Distribution event for members of the Nubian Community that is at risk of Statelessness on 3rd September 2020. The food distribution program saw at least 20 families receive donations including maize flour, wheat flour, salt, tea…

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OUR MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

The Nubian Rights Forum is pleased to share with you the second volume of our monthly updates. Get a quick scope of our activities in the course of the month and share your thoughts on our progress, and what you wish we should do. Click on this link to get an exclusive access to the…

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PRESS STATEMENT RELEASED BY THE NUBIAN RIGHTS FORUM REGARDING THE CHALLENGES OF RISK OF STATELESSNESS OF THE COMMUNITY.

Over fifty years since Kenya attained independence, the Nubian Community is still fighting for recognition as citizens in their country. There are multiple challenges the community faces for being treated as an alien while in their own country. Accessing fundamental identification documents in the country has been a primary challenge and there have been a…

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