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South Africa: This Is Home – Nephtali

Published: 2/Jul/2021
Source: Jesuit Institute South Africa

This Is Home is a campaign that documents the lives of inspiring young people in South Africa who are stateless or at risk of becoming stateless. The campaign provides explainers on statelessness and practical solutions for The Department of Home…

Kenya: Struggles for Citizenship (Joyce’s story)

Published: 21/Jun/2021
Source: Haki Centre (Mombasa, Kenya)

Despite meeting all the requirements for Kenyan citizenship (based on marriage), Joyce still faces discriminative administrative procedures in her search for Kenyan citizenship (a place she calls home). Watch on Youtube (in Swahili): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_njaUC0BMyU

Undocumented South African finally issued identity documents

Published: 19/May/2021
Source: SABC News

Imagine not being able to vote, get a driver’s licence or even open a bank account. Suppose you were considered not to ‘exist’ in your own country, and being a person suspended in Statelessness. It’s estimated that over 100 million…

Kenya: Denied Identity

Published: 13/May/2021
Source: Namati

National identity documents like an ID card are what enable people to enroll in school, access government healthcare, and vote. Under the Kenyan Constitution, every citizen has the right to these documents, yet over five million people face discrimination when…

Validation Workshop on Statelessness in Namibia

Published: 19/Mar/2021
Source: Legal Assistance Centre (Windhoek)

Validation workshop on the qualitative study on STATELESSNESS and the risk of STATELESSNESS in NAMIBIA. Watch: https://www.facebook.com/LACNamibia/videos/196548955575073/

The Plight of Double Registered Victims in Kenya

Published: 16/Dec/2020
Source: Haki na Sheria (Garissa, Kenya)

This short documentary by Haki na Sheria Initiative follows the journey of Kenyans denied their right to the National Identity Card as a result of being mistakenly included in the Refugee Database. Their appeal for this important document is a…

Zimbabwe: Thousands struggle without citizenship rights

Published: 17/Nov/2020
Source: Al Jazeera

The United Nations says millions of people around the world are considered stateless. They do not have birth certificates or identity documents, denying them the benefits of citizenship where they live. It is estimated that thousands of people in Zimbabwe…

Nosizi, a stateless Shona girl beats odds to join university in Kenya

Published: 12/Nov/2020
Source: UNHCR

Meet Nosizi Reuben Dube, the first stateless Shona girl to go to university. Many stateless children miss out on education due to a lack of school fees and identification documents. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCyDhjaAfGE&feature=youtu.be