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NCHRD-K Vacancy Announcement

23 Apr 2018

The National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders–Kenya (NCHRD-K) is a national organization incorporated in the Republic of Kenya as a Trust. Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of human rights defenders (HRDs) to work effectively in the country and to reduce their vulnerability to the risk of persecution, through protection, capacity building, and advocacy…

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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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UHAI EASHRI Vacancy Announcement

14 Apr 2018

UHAI is Africa’s first indigenous activist led and managed fund supporting sexual and gender minorities and sex worker activism around sexuality, health and human rights. We support civil society organizing for and by sex workers and sexual and gender minorities with flexible and accessible grants, capacity support, knowledge building and documentation as well as support…

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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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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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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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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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