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HAPA Kenya is Hiring

09 Sep 2019

Job Purpose/Objective The HAPA KENYA with funding from Global Fund (GF) through Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) implements the key population HIV prevention program among MSMs in Mombasa County – Coast region of Kenya.   The nursing officer will provide comprehensive clinical services to key population clients at the DIC and at the outreaches. This…

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Call for Peer Educators

05 Sep 2019

Ishtar-MSM exclusively runs the Ishtar Wellness Centre which provides the following services mainly targeting men who have sex with other men (MSM) and Gay men in in Nairobi county:  HIV counseling and testing  STI screening and Treatment  Referrals to MSM friendly Care Centers  PrEP  ART and Psychosocial support  Distribution of Lubricants and Condoms to MSM …

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Joint Statement on the Judgement on Consolidated Petitions 150 & 234 of 2016

25 May 2019

Kenya Must Protect and Uphold the Constitutional Rights of ALL its Citizens Including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Gender Non-Binary Persons The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, The Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western LGBTQ Network, The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and LGBTQ+ partners, friends and allies, with great distress acknowledge…

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World AIDS Day 2018

01 Dec 2018

The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) joins Kenyans and people around the world in marking the World AIDS Day. Established in 1988 to raise awareness on the AIDS pandemic and the lives lost to the disease, today marks 30 years of concerted dedication and solidarity towards ending AIDS. Today we not only remember…

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Decriminalisation of Consensual Same Gender Sex in India

11 Sep 2018

In a momentous judgement by the Supreme court of India on Thursday 6th September 2018, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was effectively repealed. The now repealed section which held “Whoever voluntarily, has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or…

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KNCHR: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia

18 May 2018

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) joins Kenyans and people all over the world in marking the annual International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).This day was set in 2004 with the aim of drawing attention to the discrimination, violence and other human rights violations experienced by sexual and gender minorities all…

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Sunday Standard Newspaper Story on MAAYGO & Its KP Work in Kisumu

18 Apr 2018

As MAAYGO, we are compelled to express concern about a disparaging, regressive and alarmist story in the Sunday Standard newspaper (15 April 2018) headline “Gays make inroads in Kisumu”. There was distortion of information in relation to healthcare provision, healthcare interventions and human rights advocacy for key populations in Kisumu. MAAYGO like all stakeholders in…

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Understanding the Equal Rights Case

23 Feb 2018

Possibly, shortly before this article appears, a case will have been argued in the High Court about whether provisions in the Penal Code penalising homosexual activity are against the Constitution. Particularly when the topic arouses as much emotion as this one, you are more likely to read or hear denunciations and rhetoric than any coherent…

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Decriminalisation of Consensual Same Sex Sexual Conduct in Kenya

22 Feb 2018

On the 22nd, 23rd February and 1st March 2018, petitions 150 of 2016 consolidated with petition 234 of 2016 challenging the constitutionality of section 162 a), c) and 165 of the Penal Code of Kenya were heard before a 3-judge bench at the Milimani High Court of Kenya. The Petitions filed in 2016, ask the court…

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International Human Rights Day 2017

10 Dec 2017

On the 10th of December, the world celebrates the International Human Rights Day. On 10th October 1948, the United Nations Adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, the Human Rights push did not begin in 1948, and it was not the first time that human rights ideals were put to paper. Similarly, the Human…

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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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