In the year 2012, GALCK went through its most trying period. It experienced a multitude of programmatic and administrative changes and was faced with numerous financial upheavals and allegations of malpractice. During the General Meeting Process in the same year, the constituents of GALCK made it clear that an overall evaluation and re-organizing was in order. The recommended processes were initiated by the Transitioning Team from September – December 2012, and taken forward by the GALCK Reloaded Taskforce (GRT) from January 2013 to date.
In our attempts to verify the recent and extremely disturbing reports from Mombasa, we have found out that there were indeed two separate attacks against what we now know to be transwomen in the trade – with the intent to grievously harm and in the second case, kill.
What is even more disturbing is that this is the second time in 9 months that the following characteristics have been reported by the survivors of these attacks:
Reactivation of the Multi-Tier Approach towards Equality and Non-Discrimination of LGBTI Persons (MTA)
This is to inform you that as of the beginning of June 2013, the GALCK Reloaded Task Force (GRT) made a resolution to reactivate the long term project known as Multi-Tier Approach towards Equality and Non-Discrimination of LGBTI persons in Kenya, popularly known as the MTA.
In the face of growing public debates on gender and sexual diversities issues; an increase in the number of cases appearing in the courts and the overall lack of coordination, the GRT felt that it was paramount to reconstitute the Programming Docket through which the MTA shall be delivered.