KITUO Conducts Refresher Training for Community Paralegals in Vihiga County
Kituo Cha Sheria conducted five days-from the 15th to 19th December 2017-refresher training for community paralegals in Vihiga County. The activity which took place in Chango Village at the Umbrella of Civil Society Organization Community Justice Center (UCSO) premises brought together community legal volunteers and human rights defenders from Vihiga County with the aim of Capacity building paralegals, further Training in Advocacy, and Capacity building in Organization Development and Systems Strengthening. The participants were taken through a series of topics including; Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, general provisions relating to the Bill of Rights (Art 19-51), human rights , qualities and skills of a community paralegal, Land Rights Awareness, Labour rights, Environmental Law and Criminal Procedure among others. This came after Kituo noted that the Community Justice Centre continually faces several challenges which mostly centered on the need for further training and capacity building of paralegals in order to serve the community better.