KELIN was formed in 1994 and registered as a Non- Governmental organization (NGO) in 2001. It is a human rights organisation working to protect and promote HIV related human rights in Eastern Africa.
Our objective is to undertake advocacy and provide leadership in enhancing human rights approaches in health and HIV strategies and programmes.
The full enjoyment of HIV related rights by all.
To promote and protect HIV related human rights.
Our Core Values
In the implementation of all our programmes and related activities, we emphasise a rights-based approach. All activities are implemented in a participatory manner, prioritizing the key principles of people centeredness, accountability, equality and non-discrimination. This helps to ensure the involvement of different rights holders and duty bearers.
Who We Work With
KELIN ensures that it works with vulnerable and often marginalized groups such as, people living with HIV and most at risk populations. It also appreciates the importance of engaging with key stakeholders, policy makers and involving itself in the process of policy development and reform in order to influence and improve protection against health and HIV related human rights violations for such groups. KELIN strives to work with not only the rights holders but also the duty bearers and the community in general.