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East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative

The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative, UHAI-EASHRI, is an indigenous activist fund based in Nairobi, Kenya. It provides flexible, accessible resources to support civil society activism around issues of sexuality, health and human rights in the East African region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi) with a specific focus on the rights of […]

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Church World Service

Church World Service works to create a safe space for LGBTI people, providing both resettlement for LGBTI refugees and protection to those still facing the fear of persecution. The organization currently works with LGBTI communities in both Africa and the United States in order to safeguard the human rights of all persecuted people and provide services that […]

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David Kuria

In 2013, David Kuria became Kenya’s first openly gay politician to seek office. He writes regularly about LGBTI issues and heads the Kuria Foundation for Social Enterprise, which aims to enhance social inclusion by contributing technical and financial resources to socially excluded individuals and groups.

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Selly Thiam

Selly Thiam is a journalist and oral historian whose work has appeared on NPR and PBS and in The New York Times. She was a producer for the StoryCorps Oral History Project and PBS’ Learning Matters and was a Carnegie Fellow at the ABC News Investigative Unit. She is the founder and executive director of […]

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None on Record

None on Record is a media organization based in Nairobi, Kenya, that collects the stories of LGBTI Africans and produces media content on LGBTI rights. In 2015, the organization trained East African journalists how to better report on LGBTI issues. Contact Selly Thiam.

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Esther Adhiambo

Esther Adhiambo was until recently the executive director at Persons Marginalized and Aggrieved (PEMA), an LGBTI rights organization based in Mombasa, Kenya, that organizes outreach sessions and workshops with local faith leaders. Contact via Roselyn at UHAI-EASHRI.

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Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya

The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya acts as an umbrella organization for six LGBTI groups in Kenya: Minority Women in Action, Ishtar MSM, Tea and Gay Kenya, PEMA Kenya and Afra Kenya. Its mission is to defend the interests and rights of LGBTI organizations and their members, including their health rights. Contact Jackson.

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Sentinel Project

The Sentinel Project, based in Toronto, works on early warning systems to prevent genocide. Its project Hatebase was built to help government agencies, NGOs, research organizations and other philanthropic individuals and groups use hate speech as a predictor for regional violence. The Sentinel Project focuses on these issues in Myanmar (Burma), Iran, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Sri […]

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