In Kenya, like in many African countries non-heterosexual orientations are not as widely accepted and recognized as in some parts of the world. This can be attributed to the nature in which most of our cultures are set up; a set-up under which the self-determination of women, youth and anyone that is perceived to challenge the balance of power in society has been oppressed. Apart from cultures, high religiosity and the conservative interpretation of religious doctrines have immensely contributed to not only non-recognition but also in the creation of a pretext that encourages the use of violence and discrimination against same sex loving persons. Studies such as Pew Research’s Global Divide on Homosexuality have demonstrated this obvious fact.
The National Empowerment Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK) is a national network that unites people living with HIV (PLHIV) and those affected by TB and AIDS through community based organizations such as post-test clubs, support groups, men’s associations, carers associations, women groups, youth groups and non -governmental organizations including PLHIV networks. NEPHAK works in partnership with relevant government of Kenya institutions and structures.
I can say we have come of age. Thank you for the continuous good work that you are doing.
Contrary to popular opinion, or otherwise presumed, I personally would want GALCK to get back on its feet. Albeit, with greater community participation, accountability and honesty. However, the ball now lies with the different groups, within and without GALCK, including indigenous donors, whose own financial skeletons are crying to high Heaven. Take This into account. We are watching. Deign that your efforts to get a good GM/ED are fruitful. Now, what can one buy with 25M? Wait, one can build a residential plot in Roysambu.