Human Rights

Most of the work we do surrounds human rights. IIN believes in human rights -based approach. This is very crucial and it ensures that while implementing our activities and projects we live no one behind. We mainstream human rights in all our work.


Land is a sensitive and precious property in Africa and across the globe. With Indigenous Peoples, land is equivalent to life. Their entire livelihood depends on land. However, their land has never been guaranteed especially for the women.
Indigenous Information Network has been playing an important role in advocating for the rights of indigenous women’s right to land especially among the windows within the remote rural communities whose culture deny women the rights to own land or any property. This has been successful through trainings and awareness creation, combining with other initiatives on environment where land is crosscutting. Other initiative are to ensure that land is utilized sustainably by practicing good land use practices with a focus on landscape approaches which help them use their traditional ways of managing their lands. Information, educational, and communication materials have and are still being provided to pastoralists and marginalized groups in Kenya to enable them conserve their land and their sustainable environment.

FIMI-IIN women's workshop (Kolping) 130 Vivians Party at Gracia (1)
FIMI-IIN women's workshop (Kolping) 126 FIMI-IIN women's workshop (Kolping) 042
FIMI-IIN women's workshop (Kolping) 046 FIMI-IIN women's workshop (Kolping) 130

UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples