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Today, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) was celebrated at NYARWEK resource center in Kisumu. Around 100 individuals from the local LGBT community attended the forum and were brought together to bond, share and discuss personal experiences under the global theme focusing on Mental Health and Well Being. Since 2009, NYARWEK has been working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights in...

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Danish Family Planning Association (DFPA) - and Nyanza Rift-valley and Western Kenya (NYARWEK) are partners in two LGBT projects in Kenya. The ‘LGBTI Rights are Human Rights Project’ (supported by the Obel Foundation) and the Human Rights Advocacy Media and Security project (HAMS) Project supported by Operation a Dayswork, The OBEL supported project started in March 2014 while the HAMS project started in September 2015.   DFPA...

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Nyarwek engaging with 20 Bishop's from different denomination to dialogue on emerging issues within the church and also share the tool kit developed by the religious leaders in 2015. Nyarwek Training the first 22 TOTs from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania who will train other trainers and conduct change forums using the toolkit developed by religious leaders.   ...

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Like other institutions in society, religious and cultural institutions and their leaders play an important role in how persons who engage in sex with persons of the same sex or who are gender nonconforming are seen or treated. In May 2015, NYARWEK commissioned a survey to examine the perspectives of religious leaders and their institutions towards gender nonconformity. Gender nonconformity refers to persons who think,...

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INTRODUCTION Background Information The interplay between religion and law is a fascinating and intricate one. Like other institutions in society, religious institutions and their leaders play an important role in how persons who engage in sex with persons of the same sex or who are gender nonconforming are seen or treated. Christians have often sought to influence legislators in ways which furthered the creation of a society...

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