Latest Updates

Decriminalisation of Consensual Same Sex Sexual Conduct in Kenya

22 Feb 2018

On the 22nd and 23rd of February 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 will be heard by a 3-judge bench at the High Court of Kenya. The Petitions filed in 2016, ask the court…

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Pitch Programmatic Research: Systematic Evidence Reviews

16 Feb 2018

PITCH – Partnership to Inspire, Transform and Connect the HIV response – is a strategic partnership between Aidsfonds, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs working with those most affected by HIV (people living with HIV, adolescent girls and young women, men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who…

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CREA Vacancy Announcement

13 Feb 2018

Position: Director, Knowledge & Learning Resources Employer: CREA Location: Remote/flexible Organisational Profile Founded in 2000, CREA is a feminist human-rights organisation based in New Delhi, India. It is one of the few international women’s rights organisations based in the global South, led by Southern feminists, which works at the grassroots, national, regional, and international levels.…

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Call For Abstracts: 8th International Convention on Peer Education Sexuality & HIV/AIDS

25 Jan 2018

The 8th International Convention on Peer Education, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS will take place on 13th to 15th June 2018. We are pleased to invite interested individuals, peer educators, HIV and AIDS Program Coordinators, Program Managers, experts, researchers, academic institutions, government officials, national and international organizations, community and faith-based organizations involved in HIV and AIDS responses…

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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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Calling for Applicants: New OutRight UN Fellowship Program

06 Dec 2017

Are you an LGBTIQ human rights defenders living and working in Africa or the Caribbean? Are you interested in becoming more involved with international advocacy at the United Nations? Have you experienced the effects of homophobic or transphobic campaigning by the religious right? If you answered yes to those questions, then we are looking for…

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World AIDS Day 2017

01 Dec 2017

Since its discovery, the HIV virus has changed the global landscape. Between 1990 and 2015, HIV prevalence rates decreased significantly, however, HIV/AIDS remains an issue of grave concern especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Whereas Africa has just 10% of the global population, almost two thirds of the world’s HIV/AIDS cases are found on the continent. Due…

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LGBQ Rights Are Human Rights

24 Nov 2017

LGBT rights in Kenya are limited in comparison to other jurisdictions in the world. Under section 162, 163 a) & c) and 165 of the penal code, any sexual practices between males (termed “gross indecency”) are a felony and are punishable by 5 to 14 years imprisonment. In Kenya the state doesn’t recognize any relationships…

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PEMA Kenya Vacancy Announcement

23 Nov 2017

Introduction PEMA Kenya is an LGBTI community based organization based in the coastal town of Mombasa – Kenya. The mission of PEMA Kenya is to champion the inclusion of Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM) by providing space for advocacy, networking and capacity building of GSM and the general society with the needed tools and information.…

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Press Statement: CHESA – ISLA Police Raid by Tanzanian Police

24 Oct 2017

20 October 2017 Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania On Tuesday, 17 October 2017, a legal consultation convened by Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) and Community Health Services and Advocacy (CHESA) was raided by the Tanzanian Police. The consultation was convened in order to get more instructions and evidence on a case that we plan to file…

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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. 

A Safe and Enabling Environment for all LGBQ Persons in Kenya

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

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