Statements

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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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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IDAHOBIT Statement – HOYMAS

17 May 2017

#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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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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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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Key Population Consortium Analysis & Conclusion on Use of Biometrics in IBBS in Kenya

16 Jan 2017

Kenya Key Population Consortium wrote to partners and donors on the proposal by the Kenya Government – funded by the Global Fund (GFTAM) and with technical assistance from PEPFAR – to use biometric fingerprinting for the collection of Key Population size estimates during upcoming IBBS Study. The communication highlighted fears of safety that the populations…

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GALCK Statement: Your Safety is Important to Us

31 Dec 2016

At GALCK, we’ve noted an increased number in security-related incidents involving our community members during holiday seasons, over the years. Our Security apparatus were engaged for the most part of yesterday in resolving an incident at the Little Temple Club involving club officials and LGBQ community members. It is for this reason that we advise…

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GALCK Statement on International Human Rights Day 2016

10 Dec 2016

On Dec. 10, Kenyans and people around the world will commemorate International Human Rights Day. This day is marked every December 10th on the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948. The work of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya resonates with this year’s…

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