Author: Nyarwek

A few days after Paul Makonda, the Regional Governor of Tanzania’s largest City, Dar Es Salaam, announced that he seeks to identify and arrest gay citizens and their affiliates using a taskforce, human rights bodies and public outcry have made it very open that the crackdown is a gross violation of Human Rights besides contradicting the Country’s motto, “Freedom and Unity”, infringing on the rights...

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Have you ever wondered what could be happening to intersex children being born in the rural parts of Kenya? I have asked myself this question severally and its time we talked about it. Am afraid we could be having silent murder of infant intersex persons going on in Kenya. Why do I say so? Our communities are not empowered enough to accept intersex persons as...

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32- year old Mike (not his real name) from Siaya County has been sexually attracted to men all his life. Mike says he realized he was different in primary school when men would make him blush. 'I always wondered what was wrong with me because during my adolescent stage, unlike my peers I always found myself wanting to get closer to boys unlike girls.'   Mike who is currently...

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Job Title: Finance and Administration Officer Reports To: Chief Creatives Officer. Location: Kisumu. Position: 1 Terms: 1 year BACKGROUND Kisumu Peer Educators (KISPED) was formed in the year 2006, with its mandate to promote fundamental human rights value of Sexual and Gender Minority persons through Arts, Media and Sports. This position involves daily management of project finances and administration duties. It also entails adherence to donor reporting guidelines and standards and as...

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Kisumu Peer Educators (KISPED) is looking for a qualified person to fill the below position Job Title: Program Officer Reports To: Chief Creatives Officer. Location: Kisumu. Position: 1 Terms: 1 year (Renewable) BACKGROUND Kisumu Peer Educators (KISPED) was formed in the year 2006, with its mandate to promote fundamental human rights value of Sexual and Gender Minority persons through Arts, Media and sports. The Position entails coordinating and implementing Projects on Media, Arts...

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Yesterday OutRight and the LGBTI Core Group hosted our annual LGBTI Human Rights event at the United Nations Headquarters during World Leaders week of the General Assembly. The topic was the brutal violence against LGBTI individuals around the globe, and how to combine our efforts to stop it. Over 500 people RSVP’d for the event and the turnout was amazing - the room was packed! Yesterday was historic...

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Bi Visibility Day has been celebrated every year since 1999, to highlight the achievements of the Bi community and tackle discrimination. The day, which takes place on the 23 September, also marks the start of Bisexual Awareness Week, which runs until 30 September. Bi Visibility Day was first observed at the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) conference in Johannesburg in South Africa.     The goals of Bisexual+ Awareness...

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The vision for inclusive SRHR services has come a long way over a period of time dedicated to advocacy, policies, and campaigns. Objectives have been achieved and statistics show the milestones covered by indicators. However, there are sections of the population that need more work to be done to elevate the inclusivity of SRHR for all. This is summed up in the words ‘key populations’.     To...

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