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Call For Nomination: Human Rights Defenders Awards 2017

07 Sep 2017

Introduction Civic space in Kenya continues to be under pressure with a range of actions employed against the work of Human Rights Defenders and Civil Society organizations in Kenya. Administrative action, legislative restrictions, negative rhetoric and limitation of human rights have undermined the Constitutional and international protections available to them hindering the realization of human…

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Respect Human Rights Despite Sexual Orientation

06 Sep 2017

Morals and legal systems regulating and restricting same-sex conduct were inscribed in Kenya during the colonial period and remained in place after independence. Today, same sex sexual conduct remains criminalized in Kenya, and there is no legal protection from discrimination based one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Even after the passing of the Kenyan Constitution…

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Call for Participants: Making a Feminist Internet: Movement Building in a Digital Age

05 Sep 2017

Making a Feminist Internet: Movement Building in a Digital Age 3 – 6 October 2017 Port Dickson, Malaysia Application deadline: 8 September 2017 The Association for Progressive Communications is collaborating with Mamacash, CREA, FRIDA, Urgent Action Fund, Astraea and AWID to organise a 4-day convening to bring together actors who are differently located within movement building work to reflect, question, imagine and create by asking ourselves…

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Coordinator, Legal Aid & Education Program – KITUO

21 Aug 2017

Kituo Cha Sheria (KITUO) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is to empower the poor and marginalized people to effectively access justice and realize their human and people’s rights through advocacy, networking, lobbying, legal aid and education, legal representation and research. KITUO seeks to recruit a dynamic, self driven and result oriented person…

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Safe Space Program Assistant – RDP

21 Aug 2017

Report To: Safe Space Program Officer Division: Relief, Development and Protection (RDP) Location: Nairobi Salary: KES 71,345 per Month Grade: 4 (N) Level: Associate Specialist Duration: 7 months with a possibility of extension About CWS Church World Service (CWS) is an International Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1946. The mission of CWS is to transform communities…

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Urgent Request from ICW: Please Support Daughtie Ogutu

21 Aug 2017

The Gay and Lesbian Coalition stands with the International Community of women living with HIV (ICW). Please help out by clicking HERE. Please mark your donations ‘Daughties treatment’ to enable ICW to consolidate the funds correctly. Together we can make a difference. The International Community of women living with HIV urgently appeals for your support towards medical…

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Status Update on Developing Post-Election Human Rights Violations

14 Aug 2017

I. Introduction: The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is deeply concerned by the turn of events immediately after the announcement of the presidential results on 11th August 2017 by the Chairperson of the IEBC where violence erupted in some areas. We however, note that this was not widespread as many Kenyans continue to…

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Post-Election Security Advisory

14 Aug 2017

On the evening of Friday the 11th of August, the results to the 2017 Presidential election were announced. The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission announced that the incumbent has been re-elected, beating his nearest opponent by roughly 1.4 million votes. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s closest opponent, Raila Odinga, claimed that the process was flawed. Additionally, his agents…

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LGBQ Security Advisory Amid Kenya’s General Elections

04 Aug 2017

On the 8th of August 2017, Kenyans shall be going to the ballots. Information from state security organs, and the Kenya Human Rights Commission points to possible violence and unrest during and/or after the election period. Recognizing that the LGBQ community is a group that is often targeted with violence, here is some information that…

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RWOK: Safety For LGBQ During Kenya’s Elections Period

02 Aug 2017

Rainbow Women of  Kenya  – RWOK calls on LGBQ identifying Kenyans to exercise their right to vote in the twelfth coming elections, whether they are first time voters or participating for the fourth or fifth time in electing their leaders, this election is in many respects a special election and the choice one makes is…

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Litigation & Advocacy

Consensual same-sex sexual conduct is criminalized under the law. These laws create a misguided perception in society that LGBQ persons are criminal; a perception that is driven to further perpetuate human rights violation and acts of violence. 

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As the National umbrella body for SOGIE community organizations, GALCK represents LGBQ voices from across Kenya.

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