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Tamba Pwani is Looking for Board Members

16 Jul 2019

Job title: Member, Tamba Pwani Board Line Manager title: Chairperson of board Time Commitment: Not likely to be less than 20 days a year on board and committee meetings, plus additional time spent on representational duties. Direct Reports: None Remuneration: Not Applicable – This is a voluntary position Location: Flexible with occasional travel for board…

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HAPA Kenya is Hiring

16 Jul 2019

Job Purpose/Objective The HAPA KENYA with funding from Global Fund (GF) through Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) implements the key population HIV prevention program among MSMs in Mombasa County – Coast region of Kenya.   Working closely with other key program staff with direct supervision from the program director HAPA KENYA, the key objective of…

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Joint Statement on the Judgement on Consolidated Petitions 150 & 234 of 2016

25 May 2019

Kenya Must Protect and Uphold the Constitutional Rights of ALL its Citizens Including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Gender Non-Binary Persons The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, The Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western LGBTQ Network, The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and LGBTQ+ partners, friends and allies, with great distress acknowledge…

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Ishtar MSM is Hiring

06 May 2019

Ishtar MSM is a community based organization that advances sexual health of men that have sex with men through Service Delivery, Capacity development, Advocacy and research in Kenya. Ishtar-MSM is a member group of The Gay & Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK).  Ishtar MSM is looking for a dynamic, result-oriented individual to take up the…

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The 7th Regional CFCS Conference Call for Abstracts

16 Jan 2019

UHAI EASHRI is pleased to announce that the 7th Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference (CFCS VII) will be convened from 19th to 21st June 2019. CFCS is a pan- African biennial convening that brings together human rights activists, funding partners, health and legal professionals, allies, undertaking and supporting sex worker and LGBTIQ activism in Northern,…

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World AIDS Day 2018

01 Dec 2018

The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) joins Kenyans and people around the world in marking the World AIDS Day. Established in 1988 to raise awareness on the AIDS pandemic and the lives lost to the disease, today marks 30 years of concerted dedication and solidarity towards ending AIDS. Today we not only remember…

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Decriminalisation of Consensual Same Gender Sex in India

11 Sep 2018

In a momentous judgement by the Supreme court of India on Thursday 6th September 2018, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was effectively repealed. The now repealed section which held “Whoever voluntarily, has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or…

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KNCHR: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia & Transphobia

18 May 2018

The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) joins Kenyans and people all over the world in marking the annual International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).This day was set in 2004 with the aim of drawing attention to the discrimination, violence and other human rights violations experienced by sexual and gender minorities all…

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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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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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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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