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14TH AUG 2015: CLUSTER MEETING PURPOSE: To mitigate cluster development 24th AUG 2015: ARTISTS CONSORTIUM PURPOSE: Planning meeting for the final quarter Planning the lobbying exercise 3RD SEPT: COORDINATORS MEETING PURPOSE: To discuss issues affecting clusters. 3RD SEPT MEETING FOR THE SECURITY PEOPLE PURPOSE: To discuss issues affecting the security people 4th SEPT 2015: SECURITY PEOPLE MEETING PURPOSE: To discuss issues affecting the security personnel 14TH SEPT: M&E MEETING PURPOSE:Teaching staff on how to plan and make...

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Profiles, Reflections & Visions – Report on LGBTI Group Workings in Nyanza, Western Kenya & Rift Valley Nyanza Rift Valley Western Kenya (NYARWEK) the regional LGBTI coalition based in Kisumu conceived the idea to reach out to the LGBTI individuals, partner groups within Western, Nyanza & Rift Valley region of Kenya in order to develop the existing relationships and coordinate workings and organization. It was also necessary...

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28th march 2015: Gay and lesbian human rights commission meeting Purpose for the meeting -Introduction to paralegal training 17th June 2015 KISPED AND KISLEB MEETING Four people were present 2 from KISLEB and 2 from KISPED Purpose for the meeting Discussing on the call for France Embassy proposal The two groups came together to discuss on the proposal so as to come up with a joint proposal 27th June 2015: TRAINING ON WEBSITE...

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Voices of women in western Kenya (VOWWEK) is an organization that works with LBTI (lesbians, bisexuals, transgender and intersex) women in the rural parts of Western Kenya. We envision a society where the voices of LBTI women in rural parts of western Kenya are heard. Our motto is SIKIKA a Swahili word which means “to be heard”. VOWWEK has four thematic areas namely: 1. Access to justice –...

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Thirdrace medical organization formed in 2012. Formed after the first race and the second race with like minded individual who saw the need to come up together advocate for the health of the lgbti persons.we felt that for along period of time lgbti were being neglected and hence it also made them to neglect themselves in seeking medical advice and treatment. In the past three...

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Kisumu peer educators (KISPED) is Artistical Art group that consists of individual LGBTIQ persons who are artists. The organization uses art as the basic tool to advocate for the sexual reproductive health and human right for the LGBTIQ persons within Kisumu County and its environs. THEMATIC AREA - Health - Human right and security - Economic empowerment - Organization development SUMMARY ACTIVITY JUNE KISPED was part of the WAYAN training on Sexual Reproductive health rights; the...

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A meeting with any government official is never easy; in most cases, thorough preparation is needed and in our case, it was no different- after all, we were dealing with issues the society isn’t used to dealing with. When our meeting date with the District Commissioner (DC) came, we went to the office well prepared. The meeting was calculated to mobilize the administration officers; starting with...

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Male Sex Workers Share On Recovery Process Male sex workers in Kisumu met last month to discuss the twelve steps recovery process, as part of community mobilization process organized by Picture Youth Group. The community mobilization was done by our peer educators that was targeting twenty Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) and Male Sex Workers (MSW). The event was meant for the MSM &...

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Story told by Rena Otieno/producer at KDMP Kisumu Digital Media Project is a project that was created in July 2014 to create digital media platform where, Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Asexual ( LGBTIQA) persons can freely express their issues, views, thoughts and stories in Kenya and its environs. The project currently works in collaboration with Nyarwek and None On Record. In...

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            Since the year 2012 through partnering and exposure from different partners working with religious on religious issue in western Kenya i.e. IAM, CRIC, Other-sheep, Kisumu Initiative for positive empowerment (LGBTI Church) the organization realized the importance of engaging with the religious leaders as a form of creating safe space and advocating for tolerant and acceptance within the religion fraternity. This was also important to the LGBTI...

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