Statements

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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GALCK Executive Coordinator Remarks at Media Networking Cocktail

05 Dec 2016

On behalf of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, welcome to our first Media Engagement Forum. Thank you all for making time to attend this event, we hope that our constructive engagement continues in the years ahead. What brings us together? Attending this event today are people from different backgrounds: we have human rights…

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GALCK Statement To Ezekiel Mutua and the Kenya Film Classification Board

12 Sep 2016

On the afternoon of 29th August, 2016, Ezekiel Mutua of the Kenya Film Classification Board, on social media released a statement about an alleged upcoming show. Mr Mutua alleged that the show in question, titled The Spread, would be “hosted by two lesbians.” The show would be hosted on What’s Good Networks (WGN) online broadcasting…

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GALCK Statement on State-Sanctioned Disruptions of Pride Celebrations in Uganda

05 Aug 2016

The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) is the national umbrella body for SOGIE organizations representing various lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex voices from across Kenya. Together we envision a safe and enabling environment for SOGIE organizations and individuals in Kenya.

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GALCK Statement on UN Resolution on SOGIE Independent Expert

05 Jul 2016

The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK), a coalition of 16 member organisations working to prevent violence and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, welcomes the Human Rights Council resolution establishing an Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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