MIDRIFT HURINET was founded in 2008 in Nakuru when we began investigating rights abuses in the then Rift-Valley province inspired by the grievances and abuses that occurred during the 2007-08 election-based violence
We investigate human right abuses perpetrated by both government and society providing psycho-social support to at-risk persons, champion human rights-based approaches in policy and programming for peace, security and GOVERNANCE as well as provide and promote community empowerment.
MIDRIFT HURINET employs staff with a wide range of complementary competencies and we are committed to building strong teams in all parts of the organization. We strive to be an efficient, professional, and financially robust organization that brings out the best in each other
Based in Nakuru, our reach has progressively grown to cover different areas in and around the Rift Valley regions to include Baringo and Kisumu counties where we collaborate , partner, and oversee various human rights enforcing projects.
“Violence affects one in every six people globally, with immense economic and social cost to societies. Its impacts reach far further than the thousands of lives lost every
year worldwide; violence leaves behind a trail of trauma, broken political and social structures and infrastructure, fueling a continuous cycle that not only hinders development but threatens social and economic progress already achieved.
The recognition of violence as a major development challenge led the international community to include ambitious targets to achieve “peaceful, just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and violence” as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.1, specifically, aims to “significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates
everywhere”. Addressing violence is a complex task because violence itself is a multifaceted phenomenon driven by several factors. However, there are reasons for optimism. A growing body of research has evolved showing that violence can be prevented. Policy innovation and an increasing volume of rigorous evaluations have been demonstrating ways to reduce and prevent violence in its various forms. These are no quick fixes or simple solutions. Addressing different forms of violence requires a combination of multidisciplinary actions and continuous multi-stakeholder engagement and partnerships in order for peace to be sustainable over time.“