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Opportunities


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Opportunities


 

Latest updates on scholarships, fellowships and job openings.

 
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Job Opening for an Administration and Communications Assistant

Working with and reporting to the Operations Manager and Executive Director, the Administration and Communication Officer is responsible for supporting the legal and programmes staff and managing NGLHRC’s front desk, ensuring efficient day-to-day operation of our office. The Administration and Communications Officer is also responsible for external communications such as NGLHRC’s social media platforms. The job is based in Nairobi and may involve travelling within Kenya and in the region.

Deadline: January 20th, 2018


Lambda Literary is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the 2018 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. The Judith A. Markowitz Award honors LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers. Two Emerging LGBTQ Writer prizes will be presented, each with a cash prize of $1000. Applicants to this prize may be self-nominated or nominated by another member of the community.

Deadline: February 23rd, 2018


The Centre for Rights Education and Awareness (CREAW) is a feminist national non-governmental organization whose vision is a just and equitable global society. CREAW’s mission is to champion expand and actualize women human rights.

Various positions available on their website.

Deadline: Varies


The Research Care and Training Program (RCTP) is collaboration between the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and University of Washington (UW). RCTP leads the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program, a comprehensive HIV prevention and Treatment. 

Various positions available.

Deadline: January 26th, 2018

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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.