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UNOPS Vacancy Announcement

27 Apr 2017

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) JOB DESCRIPTION Vacancy Notice No.: LICA/KEN/NBI/17/002 Functional Title: Protection Associate (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer – LGBTIQ) Duty Station: Branch Office Nairobi Date of Entry on Duty: 1 July 2017 Duration: Up to 31 December 2017 Contract Type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement – LICA Category/Grade: LICA-6…

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I Was Never The Quiet One

27 Apr 2017

An interview with Gigi Louisa, LGBQ activist in Kenya “In Kenya , I always have to be careful. Because I’m attracted to women, because of the work I do and just because I am a woman. I can be attacked at any time, on the street or in my own house. Or I can be…

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Statement on the Sexual Exploitation of Women and Minors in Donholm, Nairobi

21 Apr 2017

21st April 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) along with the Kenya Sex Workers Alliance of Kenya (KESWA) have been watching with interest a developing story brought to light by KTN’s Timothy Otieno in the feature ‘Sex in The City’ aired on the 11th of April 2017. The story…

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Chilling details of sodomy, torture at Maseno School

20 Apr 2017

Harrowing details of rampant cases of sexual molestation and bullying that led to the recent suspension of long-serving Maseno School Principal Paul Otula can be revealed today. A confidential report compiled by senior Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and Ministry of Education officials reveals that sexual molestation among students at the school had reached alarming levels,…

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Kenya Should Promote the Right to Health for Sexual Minorities

20 Apr 2017

Sexual minorities, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, face high rates of HIV prevalence. However, many lack basic human rights protections and access to HIV services that would help reduce HIV infections and meet the 2006 commitment of member states to “ensure the full enjoyment of all human rights and…

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PEMA Kenya Vacancy Announcement

05 Apr 2017

Position: Executive Director Reports to: Board of Directors Location: Mombasa, Kenya Closing Date: 30th April 2017 Persons Marginalized and Aggrieved – Kenya (PEMA Kenya) is a registered Community Based Organization (CBO) registered with the Ministry of Gender and Social Services that advocates for the Human Rights of gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual persons mostly in…

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Why Silence Should Never An Option in A Hellish Society

23 Mar 2017

We live in strange and scary times. The president of the world’s most powerful nation is using Twitter to send out 140-character messages (full of spelling mistakes, I might add) to the world. Yes, Donald Trump, who has an army of communication and public relations experts at this disposal, is physically typing angry messages on…

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Lesbian Health Fund: Call for Submissions

20 Mar 2017

The Lesbian Health Fund (LHF), a program of GLMA, is currently accepting applications for the Spring LHF Grant Cycle. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 1, 2017. The mission of the Lesbian Health Fund is to improve the health of lesbians and other sexual minority women (SMW) and their families through research. In…

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The State Of Human Rights And Freedoms In The Republic Of Kenya

14 Mar 2017

Nairobi, Tuesday, 14th March 2017  Your Excellency, The President of the Republic of Kenya; The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights makes this address on the basis of its constitutional mandate as prescribed under Article 59 and within the general functions and powers under Article 252; and the statutory reporting obligations pursuant to the KNCHR…

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I Am More Than My Sexuality

02 Mar 2017

I was born and raised in Kenya. I am a teacher, a voter, your neighbour, a student, a doctor, a parent, a police officer, an entrepreneur, a friend, a lawyer a judge, a policy maker just to mention a few. I am a law abiding citizen and I always pay my taxes on time. I…

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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

Our People

As the National umbrella body for SOGIE community organizations, GALCK represents LGBQ voices from across Kenya.

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