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Short-Term Community Engagement Consultancy

20 Feb 2017

The MSM Health Research Consortium (MHRC) with support from the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is looking to engage “short-term” an LGBQ and MSM Community Engagement Consultant who will be attached to the Enhancing Community Engagement and Research Literacy Project of the MHRC. Areas of Focus: This project aims at enhancing the application and the…

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Call for Applications: Summer School in Human Rights Litigation

06 Feb 2017

The Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University invite applicants for the 2017 Summer School in Human Rights Litigation, to be held in Budapest from July 10 to 14. The summer school provides a unique opportunity for human rights professionals to build on their experience and to develop their skills to successfully bring cases…

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Call for Applications Civil Society Leadership Institute 2017

06 Feb 2017

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) with support from the Ford Foundation is inviting applications from qualified candidates to the 2017 Civil Society Leadership Institute (CSLI) for West Africans. This programme is designed in response to the need to consciously and consistently groom the next generation of civil society leaders in the region. The…

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Bring the LGBQ Conversation Out of the Closet

27 Jan 2017

Coming out and identifying yourself as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Queer is always a challenge no matter where you live because of the stigma and discrimination that one is bound to face for the rest of their lives. Diversity is a beautiful thing, and to make people feel excluded for something they have no control over…

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Women’s March on Nairobi

19 Jan 2017

Saturday, 21 January 2017 beginning at 10:00am at Karura Forest. Event will be held in a picnic area in the back corner of Amani Gardens,  Getting to Karura Forest via Public Transport: From town/CBD: Take a matatu from Koja Stage (near Globe Roundabout) to Limuru Rd, alight at Karura Forest entrance. From Westlands: Alight at Ngara…

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The Untold Story of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Persons

16 Jan 2017

Coming out and identifying yourself as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or even as Transgender is always a challenge no matter where you live because of the stigma and discrimination that one is bound to face for the rest of their lives. Diversity is a beautiful thing, and to make people feel excluded for something they have…

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Key Population Consortium Analysis & Conclusion on Use of Biometrics in IBBS in Kenya

16 Jan 2017

Kenya Key Population Consortium wrote to partners and donors on the proposal by the Kenya Government – funded by the Global Fund (GFTAM) and with technical assistance from PEPFAR – to use biometric fingerprinting for the collection of Key Population size estimates during upcoming IBBS Study. The communication highlighted fears of safety that the populations…

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Honouring the Gallant few who risk everything to defend human rights

11 Jan 2017

It has not been a good decade for political rights and civil liberties. Unpopular dictators under pressure to reform their political systems and relinquish office have responded by repressing dissidents and rivals, undermining their human rights. The cumulative impact of these trends has been dramatic. According to Freedom House, an American think tank, 2015 was…

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GALCK Statement: Your Safety is Important to Us

31 Dec 2016

At GALCK, we’ve noted an increased number in security-related incidents involving our community members during holiday seasons, over the years. Our Security apparatus were engaged for the most part of yesterday in resolving an incident at the Little Temple Club involving club officials and LGBQ community members. It is for this reason that we advise…

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6 Tuition Free Human Rights Masters Programs

28 Dec 2016

MSc Human Rights and Multiculturalism At Norway’s Buskerud and Vestfold University College, students can receive an MSc in Human Rights and Multiculturalism through a 2-year, full-time master’s program at the Drammen campus. This program takes an interdisciplinary approach to prep students to work in a variety of career fields, including government, non-profit, education, research, private…

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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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