NGLHRC works to ensure that members of Kenya’s LGBTIQ community:
- can live free and equal lives, and,
- are treated with dignity and rights within their community and respective counties.
To find out more about our programmes, please click on a programme on the right.
NGLHRC works on litigating cases in the public interest. Since we began litigating in 2013, we have won two cases with significant impact. Find out more.
Legal Aid Centre
Since 2013, we have been the go-to organization for LGBTIQ+ legal aid, including security response. We provide daily free legal aid and support to LGBTIQ+ persons across Kenya in cases ranging from: issues of discrimination, sexual and gender violence, forceful evictions, blackmail and extortion, unlawful dismissals and deed polls. Find out more.
Legal Aid Community Outreach
Beginning in late 2017, our Legal Aid Centre has been taking its services to communities that may have less accessibility to our services. With this outreach initiative we have increased reporting of justice challenges and data collection on violations facing the LGBTIQ community. To request a Legal Aid Clinic in your area or for your organization, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more.
Paralegal Training And Civic Education
NGLHRC provides countrywide civic education and paralegal trainings for sexual and gender minorities, and their allies. Through our trainings, we enhance access to justice and bring to life the constitutional right of public participation of LGBTIQ+ individuals living in Kenya. Find out more.
NGLHRC conducts trainings on the justice challenges and needs of the LGBTIQ+ persons. This involves training police officers, court users’ committee members (comprised of magistrates, prosecutors, court clerks and investigating officers), health practitioners and others as participants.
Advocacy And Engagement
Through advocacy and public engagement, NGLHRC is changing prevailing attitudes on diversity in Kenya. Together, we are expanding the public space for enjoyment of the LGBTIQ rights we seek to protect. Find out more.
NGLHRC recognizes that the LGBTIQ movement in Kenya, and across the globe, is not free of patriarchy and sexism. To do our part in remedying this wrong, we provide programming geared specifically towards the needs of LBTIQ women, including the annual Uzima (meaning “wellness” in Kiswahili) Camp. Find out more.
Virtual School of Programming
In 2020 the world plunged into a pandemic. The resulting restrictions adversely affected civil society’s programming activity. After extensive consultations, NGLHRC fashioned an online academy to help LGBTIQ+ organisations adapt to the new dispensation. Find out more.