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Status Update on Developing Post-Election Human Rights Violations

14 Aug 2017

I. Introduction: The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) is deeply concerned by the turn of events immediately after the announcement of the presidential results yesterday by the Chairperson of the IEBC where violence erupted in some areas. We however, note that this was not widespread as many Kenyans continue to maintain peace and…

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Post-Election Security Advisory

14 Aug 2017

On the evening of Friday the 11th of August, the results to the 2017 Presidential election were announced. The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission announced that the incumbent has been re-elected, beating his nearest opponent by roughly 1.4 million votes. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s closest opponent, Raila Odinga, claimed that the process was flawed. Additionally, his agents…

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LGBQ Security Advisory Amid Kenya’s General Elections

04 Aug 2017

On the 8th of August 2017, Kenyans shall be going to the ballots. Information from state security organs, and the Kenya Human Rights Commission points to possible violence and unrest during and/or after the election period. Recognizing that the LGBQ community is a group that is often targeted with violence, here is some information that…

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RWOK: Safety For LGBQ During Kenya’s Elections Period

02 Aug 2017

Rainbow Women of  Kenya  – RWOK calls on LGBQ identifying Kenyans to exercise their right to vote in the twelfth coming elections, whether they are first time voters or participating for the fourth or fifth time in electing their leaders, this election is in many respects a special election and the choice one makes is…

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IshtarMSM Vacancy Announcement

30 Jul 2017

Ishtar MSM is a community based organization that advances sexual health rights of men that have sex with men to reduce the stigma and discrimination aligned with them by creating awareness with the aim of advocating for their rights to access health care, including STI/HIV and AIDS related care and treatment. Ishtar-MSM is a member…

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HIAS Kenya Vacancy Announcement

25 Jul 2017

Job Title: Protection Officer Reporting to: Protection Program Manager Liaises with: Head of Programs Introduction HIAS is an International organization, established in 2002 as HIAS Refugee Trust of Kenya. It was established as a partnership between local NGO’s and HIAS Inc. The main goal is to address the assistance, protection and durable solutions needs for…

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LBQ Statement at Changing Faces Changes Spaces Conference 2017

17 Jul 2017

Lesbian Bisexual and Queer Statement Presented at the Changing Faces, Changing Spaces VI Conference Naivasha- Kenya; 14th June 2017 Who are we? We are Radical African Lesbian Feminists that use radical feminism as our political stand-point on women’s bodily autonomy lives, desires and sexuality. We are firmly committed to a liberatory project that encompasses spiritual,…

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Tanzania: Stop Threatening Rights Groups

10 Jul 2017

International Organizations Urge Respect for Free Expression, Association (Nairobi, July 5, 2017) The government of Tanzania should end its hostile rhetoric toward civil society groups and threats to obstruct their work, 12 national and international nongovernmental organizations said today. The comments have targeted groups helping pregnant girls finish their education and those working to protect…

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Commonwealth Officially Accredits First LGBQ Organization

22 Jun 2017

The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) welcomes the decision by the Commonwealth to approve the Network for accreditation as a Commonwealth organisation. As a result of this landmark decision, TCEN is now the first and only LGBTI-focused organisation to be officially accredited by the Commonwealth. Accreditation means that TCEN activists will benefit from increased access to, participation in…

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Call for Applications: Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program

21 Jun 2017

Dedicated to international exchange, the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program offers five-month fellowships to leading democracy activists, journalists, and scholars from around the world.  During their time in residence at NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, fellows reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct independent research and writing; engage with colleagues and counterparts in…

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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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