Round Table Meeting on the Draft Bill: Preservation of Homan Dignity and Enforcement of Economic and Social Rights Bill, 2015 The Director, African Women’s Studies Prof. Wanjiku Kabira and Masinde Waswa from AWSC attended a round table meeting on the Preservation of Homan Dignity and Enforcement of Economic and Social Rights Bill, 2015 by the Senate. The meeting was held in Nairobi at Silver Springs Hotel on 25th June, 2015. The Bill which has been authored by the Senator for Mombasa, Hon. Hassan Omar is AN ACT of Parliament to establish a framework for the preservation of human dignity; for the promotion, monitoring and enforcement of economic and social rights, to establish mechanisms to monitor and promote adherence by County Governments to Article 43 of the constitution; and for connected purposes. The AWSC has been a champion in ensuring the implementation of Article 43 of the constitution which guarantees every person the right to attain the highest attainable standards of economic and social rights including the right to; healthcare, accessible and adequate housing, reasonable standards of living, freedom from hunger, basic nutrition for children, clean and safe water in adequate quantities, social security and social assistance, and education. One of the major contributions to the implementation of Article 43 is the Food Security Bill, 2014 by the Senate which was as a result of research on food security in the country carried by AWSC in collaboration with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS). The Food Security Bill, 2014 is due for the Second Reading. The AWSC has also done extensive work and made recommendations on the realization of the right to; water and sanitation, housing, health and education. In addition, the AWSC has also made submissions on the Senior Citizens Care and Protection Bill, 2014. The proposed Human Dignity Act by Senator Hassan Omar therefore intends to establish a broader framework and mechanism for the implementation of the entire Article 43 and provide linkage to article 19 of the constitution. The objective of the round table session was to provide a forum for discussion and consensus building amongst Human Rights Practitioners, professionals and experts on the suggested Dignity and Adequate Standards of Living for All Kenyans Law (also referred to as Dignity Act). From Left to Right: Senator Hassan Omar, Davinder Lamba (Renowned Human Rights Crusader) and Prof. Wanjiku Kabira(Director, AWSC) during the round table meeting at Silver Springs Hotel on 26 th June 2015.