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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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LGBQ Security Advisory: Security Starts With You

24 Oct 2017

Whereas the Repeat Presidential elections are slated for 26th October 2017, the political uncertainty combined with the credibility and integrity of the electoral process under heightened scrutiny, has increased tension across the country. The Kenyan population and the world at large has witnessed unsolicited and inordinate police force in various regions of the country. This…

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MAAYGO Vacancy Announcement

11 Oct 2017

Background MAAYGO is a local Community Based Organization serving LGBTI, MSM and SWs in Kisumu County founded in 2009 as a Youth Group. The organization was formed by energetic and dedicated GMT to respond to HIV and AIDS scourge among the MSM community in Kisumu County. MAAYGO has initiated a number of projects and Programmes…

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CREA Vacancy Announcement

04 Oct 2017

Position: Programme Associate Employer: CREA Location: Nairobi, Kenya 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. Together with partners from…

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Dangerous Discourse Amongst Duty Bearers

03 Oct 2017

On September 27th, 2017, at a political rally, the Governor of Nairobi, Mike Mbuvi (Sonko), referred to the MP of Embakasi East – Babu Owino, as ‘Shoga.’Babu Owino then replied using explicit sexual language that was both unnecessary, and disturbing in its description. We do not endorse in any manner the careless remarks made by…

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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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