Centre for Minority Rights Development


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About Centre for Minority Rights Development

The Centre for Minority Rights Development (CEMIRIDE) is a non-governmental organization in Kenya that works on behalf of minority and indigenous communities in Kenya and East Africa in hopes of protecting their human rights. The Centre promotes respect for the cultural minority and exposes human rights abuses in these countries as means to combat violence and promote peace. Before the debut of CEMIRIDE into the CSO sector, there was no conversation on the existence and the violation of minorities and indigenous peoples rights in Kenya. The organization’s mission is to strengthen the capacities of minorities and indigenous people to secure their social,cultural, political and economic rights. This is informed by reality that minorities and indigenous peoples in Kenya are mostly marginalized and excluded from development processes although they have potential to significantly contribute to national development.

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Research, Advocacy, Campaigns


We support minority communities in Kenya to secure their rights

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Founded: 2000
Location (HQ): Kenya
Scope: National
Focus area: Minorities

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About the author

Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.