Profile: Milka Chepkorir Kuto
I am an indigenous woman aged 27. An anthropologist who has been working on issues Human Rights and more specifically Indigenous peoples rights for about 3 years. I am a passionate individual on the rights of indigenous women and children in my community (the Sengwer).
I have worked with the UN Office of the Higher Commissioner on Human Rights after an intense training on the rights of Indigenous people under Indigenous Fellowship in Geneva in 2016. I have also worked with Sengwer Indigenous Peoples Programme and a Youth and Gender Programe Officer. I have work for Forest Peoples Programme for one and a half years as a consultant on issues affecting Sengwer Indigenous Women especially before, during and after eviction by the Government of Kenya.
I have participated in the UN sessions on Indigenous peoples including Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) 2016 and United Nations Permant Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) 2017 where i presented recommendations on the situation of the Sengwer to the forum with the support of FPP.
I am currently an intern at Kenya National Commission on Human Rights at the Commission’s North Rift Office in Kitale.