News/Activities

The gender debate as it's become known is something that is discussed on a daily basis on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. With the rise in the interest and openness surrounding gender and orientation discussions, these conversations can at times become somewhat heated. Largely this is can be due to a lack of education and understanding from the cisgender community. While of course,...

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A few days after coming out and declaring her lesbian stand, Cynthia, 24, became a target for threats, constant ridicule and unwarranted jokes in her workplace and she sunk into near depression, as such, her productivity was compromised due to the continued taunting by some of her workmates. The nearest help that she could access was a counselor.  Her partner, who happens to be within...

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Many things happen when the government stays silent about what queer persons are undergoing in African countries and it continues to put the lives of LGBTI people at risk.   The LGBT community in Tanzania has actively experienced repeated waves of repression since 2016. There was a time the Tanzania government banned non-governmental organisations from distributing free lubricants to gay people as part of SRHR, a move...

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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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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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