By Flora Awinja
section of human rights groups has raised concerns over the violation of business and human rights for small-scale miners in the extractives sector.
This emerged during an advocacy training facilitated by Transparency International (TI) in Diani, Kwale County.
Muslim Women Advancement Rights and Protection (MWARP) director Fakii Omar said that there is a need to address the violations committed against small-scale miners.
“This training focused on how to tackle the challenges faced by small-scale miners like the artisanal and violations against them are reduced,” he said.
Sheebah Oketch, a stakeholder from Kwale Mining Alliance, said the training impacted knowledge on how to document events as they happen, especially those that violate human rights and endanger lives.
Mercie Obonyo from International Alert said that Civil Societies Organizations (CSOs) need more empowerment on behalf of the community to advocate for their business and human rights issues through advocacy, influencing, and networking.
The Kwale Mining Alliance under the stewardship of Jermain Kashi sought the support of facilitation and funding of different activities to champion and advocate for human rights in the extractives industry.