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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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African Feminist Crushes: Yvonne Oduor

27 Sep 2017

  Who is Yvee? (Where are you from? Where did you grow up? What do you miss the most about your childhood? What do you miss the least? A lesbian, Gender non-conforming feminist & human rights activist living in Nairobi, Kenya. I was born on the stairs of Pumwani maternity hospital; my mum insists on…

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Amkeni Malindi Vacancy Announcement

25 Sep 2017

About AMKENI AMKENI is a Community-based Organisation, implementing Key Population interventions in Kilifi County with the generous support of Kenya Red Cross society under the Global Fund grant. AMKENI is looking for qualified persons to fill the following positions: Clinical Officer: Job Summary To provide comprehensive Biomedical, behavioral and structural interventions to Key Populations to…

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Call For Nomination: Human Rights Defenders Awards 2017

07 Sep 2017

Introduction Civic space in Kenya continues to be under pressure with a range of actions employed against the work of Human Rights Defenders and Civil Society organizations in Kenya. Administrative action, legislative restrictions, negative rhetoric and limitation of human rights have undermined the Constitutional and international protections available to them hindering the realization of human…

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Respect Human Rights Despite Sexual Orientation

06 Sep 2017

Morals and legal systems regulating and restricting same-sex conduct were inscribed in Kenya during the colonial period and remained in place after independence. Today, same sex sexual conduct remains criminalized in Kenya, and there is no legal protection from discrimination based one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Even after the passing of the Kenyan Constitution…

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Call for Participants: Making a Feminist Internet: Movement Building in a Digital Age

05 Sep 2017

Making a Feminist Internet: Movement Building in a Digital Age 3 – 6 October 2017 Port Dickson, Malaysia Application deadline: 8 September 2017 The Association for Progressive Communications is collaborating with Mamacash, CREA, FRIDA, Urgent Action Fund, Astraea and AWID to organise a 4-day convening to bring together actors who are differently located within movement building work to reflect, question, imagine and create by asking ourselves…

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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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