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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On the 10th of December, the world celebrates the International Human Rights Day. On 10th October 1948, the United Nations Adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, the Human Rights push did not begin in 1948, and it was not the first time that human rights ideals were put to paper. Similarly, the Human…

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Whereas the Repeat Presidential elections are slated for 26th October 2017, the political uncertainty combined with the credibility and integrity of the electoral process under heightened scrutiny, has increased tension across the country. The Kenyan population and the world at large has witnessed unsolicited and inordinate police force in various regions of the country. This…

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On September 27th, 2017, at a political rally, the Governor of Nairobi, Mike Mbuvi (Sonko), referred to the MP of Embakasi East – Babu Owino, as ‘Shoga.’Babu Owino then replied using explicit sexual language that was both unnecessary, and disturbing in its description. We do not endorse in any manner the careless remarks made by…

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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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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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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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#It’sALoveThing  HOYMAS joins the world in celebrating the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on May 17th. We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTIQ+) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live free from fear, violence,…

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