This past April, the MSMGF launched the 2012 Global Men’s Health and Rights survey. The survey is designed to gather information on different factors that impact the quality of the lives of MSM (men having sex with men), including community involvement, sexual happiness, experiences of stigma, and access to services.
Ultimately, the information will be used by organizations in MSM communities to support knowledge generation, policy development, program implementation, and advocacy for the health and human rights of MSM.
While the overall number of participants globally is high, MSMGF want as many respondents from Kenya as possible so that the data collected can most accurately and speak to the situation here.
If you identify as gay or MSM and have not yet taken the survey, MSMGF invites you to do so! In addition, please forward the survey link below to other gay men and MSM you know in Kenya. The more respondents in Kenya who take the survey, the better the data will be able to support local advocacy and programming initiatives.
The final date to complete the survey is August 17th.
You can learn more and take the survey at the following links:
For further information, Kindly contact:
Jack Beck | Senior Communications Associate
The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)
UN Human Rights Committee Says Still A Long Way To Go for Kenya-
Geneva 18 July 2012. The United Nations Human Rights Committee finalized the examination of the third periodic report of Kenya on 17 and 18 July 2012.
The Human Rights Committee’s review of Kenya revolved very heavily around Kenya’s new Constitution, pending and recently enacted legislation, and the affects of these on the current state of human rights in Kenya. The delegation was pleased to report on a number of progressive reforms that align with the human rights principles enshrined in the International Covenant for Civil and Political Rights. Civil society and Kenyan NGOs were extremely well represented at the session, providing invaluable contributions to the engaging dialogue between the Committee and the State.
The Committee covered a variety of topic areas touching on anti-terrorism,justice sector reform, torture, police misconduct,LGBT, refugee and IDP issues. Specifically, it expressedconcern about the State’s willingness and ability to address gross human rights violations carried out in 2007-2008, in the wake of presidential elections and in the Mt. Elgon region. It pressed the State to ensure accountability for these international crimes, and provide justice and redress to the families of victims. Particularly in light of upcoming elections, the Committee was clear that the State must take the necessary steps to prevent future violence. It specifically recommended police training on the use of force and firearms.