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Opportunities


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Opportunities


 

Latest updates on scholarships, fellowships and job openings.

 
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DSW is pleased to announce a call for applications to join the Youth Can!training programme on advocacy for Family Planning and Reproductive Health.

DSW is seeking applications from youth-focused (with a special preference for youth-led) CSOs in Tanzania and Kenya by 15 October 2017. The capacity development workshops in Tanzania and Kenya will take place between March and June 2018.

 About the training programme: The training programme is a component of a larger Capacity Development project, aiming to strengthen local advocacy leadership on FPRH in East Africa, and offers an opportunity for CSOs in Tanzania and Kenya to strengthen their advocacy skills and knowledge, learn about new tools and approaches, as well as to share knowledge and exchange with other CSOs.


The International Human Rights Training Program (IHRTP) is an internationally recognized intensive three week training program.

It is the only training in the world specifically dedicated to building the capacity and skills of human rights educators.

The program is a unique opportunity for human rights educators to acquire practical tools to improve the effectiveness and impact of their work while deepening their understanding of human rights. Deadline: November 20th 2017.

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NGLHRC Publications & Reports


NGLHRC Publications & Reports



Annual Report (2017) by the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

Read the first publication of our annual report, with a summary of the year's activities, our programmatic growth and a message from our Executive Director on our 2016 year. 

Click here to download a copy of our Annual Report. Printed copies are also available by request at our offices.


The Human Rights Situation, Case Law, and Research on Protections on Grounds of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression in the Republic of Kenya (2017) joint submission to the Office of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (UN)

In response to the Call for Inputs issued by the Office of the Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, this submission outlines the human rights situation of members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex community in the Republic of Kenya (Kenya). In particular, this submission discusses the following underpinnings: i) decriminalisation of consensual same-sex relations; ii) effective anti-discrimination measures; iii) legal recognition of gender identity; iv) destigmatization linked with depathologisation; and v) socio-cultural inclusion. 


Paralegal Resource Guide (2017) by the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The Paralegal Resource Manual is part of NGLHRC’s ongoing work to enhance access to justice and bring to life the constitutional right of public participation of LGBTIQ individuals living in Kenya. The Paralegal Resource Manual is meant to increase knowledge of the rights entitled to LGBTIQSOGIE (Queer) persons by the Constitution of Kenya and understanding of the functioning of the judiciary system.

Click here to download a copy of the Paralegal Resource Manual. A few printed copies are also available by request at our offices.


Pocket Paralegal Resource Manual (2017) by the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

The Pocket Paralegal Resource Manual is a shortened version of of our Paralegal Resource Manual for quick reference while in the field or as needed.

Click here to download a copy of the Pocket Paralegal Resource Manual. Printed copies are also available by request at our offices.


2016 Legal Aid Report by the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

A summary of legal aid cases referred to NGLHRC in 2016 for violations against LGBTQI individuals throughout Kenya. 

Click here to download a copy of the report. 


"The study finds that human rights violations against LGBTI persons in Kenya are systematic, highly prevalent and generally not redressed by the state when called to. There is a high prevalence of violence upon LGBTI persons who are routinely abused, subjected to hate speech and incitement to violence, suffer physical violence in terms from mobs and occasionally raped by police, vigilantes and organized criminals."

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LGBTQI News From Kenya


LGBTQI News From Kenya


Our news coverage features stories from Kenya and the rest of Africa on the growing LGBTIQ rights movement. Check in regularly for updates and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more. 

As a part of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2015, Njeri Gateru, Legal Officer at the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (Kenya) shared her story of why she became a lawyer and coming to terms with her sexuality as a young person.