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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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KHRC Calls for Short Term Election Observers

10 Jul 2017

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is a premier and flagship non-governmental human rights and governance institution in Africa that was founded in 1992 with a mandate of enhancing human rights centred governance at all levels. Its founders and staff are among the foremost leaders and activists in struggles for human rights and democratic reforms…

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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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Canada Fund for Local Initiatives: Call for Proposals

04 Jul 2017

2017 – 2018 Call for Proposals The High Commission of Canada in Kenya is launching a call for proposals for the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) for the 2017-2018 funding cycle. Please note that requests for core administrative funding and infrastructure projects will not be considered. The average contribution is expected to be in…

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NYARWEK Vacancy Announcement

25 Jun 2017

Job title: Project Officer TOUCH PLUS Reports To: Program Officer HEALTH Location: Vihiga, Kakamega and Bungoma Duration: 1 year NYARWEK was founded in the year 2009 to advocate for the rights of the sexual and gender minorities in western Kenya. The organization works with 19 member organizations on four result areas namely; Advocacy, Health, Livelihoods…

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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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PEMA Kenya Vacancies

15 Jun 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 champions for inclusion of the sexual and gender minorities in the Coastal region of Kenya. PEMA Kenya also works closely with other organizations that share the same vision countrywide. PEMA Kenya wishes…

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I’m Homosexual & Catholic. Now What?

14 Jun 2017

I was in form three in a boys only boarding school when I started receiving anonymous love notes placed in my locker. The person would tell me how much he loved me and how he was so attracted to me. I was not very social then and I did not have many friends so it…

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The smartphone freed me’: a journey of dating as a transwoman

08 Jun 2017

It was a Saturday morning. I shut the door to my room on some pretext, went into the bathroom, and began reading out numbers on my phone screen. The number sequence was random, and I read each sequence out in different voices. First slower, pausing and extending the way I pronounced each digit. Next, breathier…

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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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