Advocacy for Human Rights

To achieve good governance practices it is paramount that democratic principles are applied. This is particularly evident in societies where democratic culture is becoming the daily experience of citizens. When we stand tall and be vocal without fear or favor and focus on the vision for an open society based on equality and each individual takes a firm stand and acts to protect our human rights. With regard to the advancement of human rights, the incidence is that, wherever these two factors (democratic culture and good governance) are well entrenched, rules and procedures operates the society – under the purview of which possible margin to the infringements.

This is unfortunately far from being present in Kenya, where the establishment of the said factors still remains a challenge – one with considerable repercussions on the human rights front. To improve the situation, government need to effect model that caters to the aspirations of wananchi, while Wanjiku needs to be empowered to make use of democratic principles and good governance institutions as enshrined in the constitution so as to secure their fundamental human rights.

Stretchers is founded on the basis of Article 19 (2) of the constitution of Kenya of Rights and Fundamental freedoms which states that “The purpose of recognizing and protecting human rights and fundamental freedoms is to preserve the dignity of individuals and communities and to promote social justice and the realization of the potential of all human beings”

The organization adheres to the supreme law of the land. We believe in a system which is just, transparent and accountable to its people. A society where there is active involvement of all stakeholders including the government private sector and the civil society. This will enhance proper implementation of the rule of law hence good governance becomes a tool for ensuring domestic accountability. This brings about a sustainable socio-economic development at all levels from county to the National.