Statements

International Human Rights Day 2017

10 Dec 2017

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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Press Statement: CHESA – ISLA Police Raid by Tanzanian Police

24 Oct 2017

20 October 2017 Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania On Tuesday, 17 October 2017, a legal consultation convened by Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) and Community Health Services and Advocacy (CHESA) was raided by the Tanzanian Police. The consultation was convened in order to get more instructions and evidence on a case that we plan to file…

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LGBQ Security Advisory: Security Starts With You

24 Oct 2017

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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Dangerous Discourse Amongst Duty Bearers

03 Oct 2017

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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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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