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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
Press Statement: Kenya Medical Association statement against forced anal examinations, September 23rd 2017.
Press Statement: NGLHRC Condemns Gross Violations Against LGBTIQ Persons in Tanzania, April 26 2017
What African Sex Workers Want, Feb 7 2017
9 Tips for Coming Out to Your African Family, Feb 1 2017
Petition to end Forced Anal and HIV Testing in Kenya, Jan 2017
Uganda’s Equal Opportunities Commission Act declared Unconstitutional, Nov 11 2016
Watch Deputy Chief Justice nominee's comments on LGBTI rights, Oct 25 2016
'Queer Questions' Podcast Takes on Stigma, Stereotypes in Kenya, Sep 28 2016
A Court in Kenya Will Decide If Anal Exams to Determine Sexuality Are Unconstitutional, May 4 2016
Kenya Leads In LGBT Equality In The Region, April 1 2016
Executive Director, Eric Gitari, on Pope Francis Visit to Kenya, Nov 26 2015
Press Release: State sued for forced HIV testing and Anal Examination to Prove Sexual Orientation, Nov 11 2015
Kenyan LGBT advocates meet with Obama, July 26 2015
Court orders Kenya to register LGBTI activist group, April 27 2015