National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission

We are committed to equality, dignity and freedom in Kenya

Our Story

The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission was borne out of conversations. Conversations activists had among themselves, and conversations the activists had with members of the community all over the country. These conversations confirmed what these activists had always suspected: LGBTIQ+ People could not access legal redress and there were no systems to even pursue legal redress. Armed with their knowledge and feedback from the community a group of six activists sat down and wrote a proposal that was the first step to officially establishing The Commission.

Our Story

Strategic Litigation

Building on Kenya’s 2010 Constitution, which transitioned Kenya into an open and democratic society based on human dignity, equality, equity and freedom, NGLHRC has engaged in incremental litigation to make the case that the new constitution protects all citizens in Kenya regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity

The linchpin of our legal work lays in Strategic Litigation , where we engage in High Profile, Public Interest Litigation on a number of SOGIE-SC issues including but not limited to Right to Education, Decriminalisation of consensual same-sex conduct, Freedom from inhumane treatment and degrading, and Freedom of Association.

Strategic Litigation

FAQs

You have questions, we have answers

Here are some answers to our most commonly asked questions.

Faqs