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Taskforce launches report on implementation of Sexual Offences Act
Posted in Conferences/Workshops, FGM & Gender, Gender BACKUP, Human Rights by Rukia Yassin on April 18th, 2012

A general lack of awareness of legal provisions within the Sexual Offences Act (SOA) remains one of the key challenges in implementing the Act almost six years after it came into force in July 2006. A report on the implementation of the Act further mentions withdrawal of cases from the formal justice system due to [...]

Training of CSOs on Gender-sensitive and Gender-transformative HIV Programming
Posted in Gender BACKUP, General by gabriele on June 16th, 2011

  Two Gender BACKUP partners, The Health Rights Advocacy Forum (Heraf) together with the Health NGO Network (HENNET) have undergone training on gender analysis as well as gender-sensitive and gender-transformative HIV programming. The training was informed by a baseline assessment on Civil Society Organizations’ (CSOs) capacity to engage in gender analysis, as well as gender-sensitive [...]

GIZ Kenya Embarks on a Gender Audit Process
Posted in Gender BACKUP, General by gabriele on June 16th, 2011

GIZ Kenya projects and programmes, including the Country Office will undergo Gender Audits within the next six months. This is thought as an assessment process for GIZ Kenya in identifying how gender issues are addressed in the internal organizational processes and it will help to identify good practices and gaps, promote organizational learning on how [...]

Promoting Rights Through Donor Coordination
Posted in Gender BACKUP, Human Rights by Olivia Okech on May 18th, 2011

A conference to agitate for the rights of the sexual minorities was held in Nairobi at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on the May 4-6 2011. The third regional “Changing Faces Changing Spaces” conference aimed at creating a space that will allow for inward interrogation and introspective analysis of the struggle on rights of [...]

Civil Society Network Meeting of Programme Partners
Posted in Gender BACKUP, General by Olivia Okech on April 18th, 2011

Supported by the Health Sector Programme and the German BACKUP Initiative the NGO HERAF invited their partners and relevant stakeholders in order to provide an opportunity for civil society organisation to learn, share and exchange experiences with various partners. Dr. Klaus Hornetz, Programme Leader of the GIZ Health Sector Programme Kenya introduced a presentation on [...]

BACKUP Gender Visits GIZ Health Programme and Partners
Posted in FGM & Gender, Gender BACKUP, General by Olivia Okech on April 18th, 2011

Samanta Sokolowski from the German BACKUP Initiative and Angelika Pochanke-Alff consultant to the BACKUP Initiative visited Kenya beginning of April. The purpose of the visit was to meet the partners that are benefiting from the BACKUP Gender support in Kenya and to participate in the Health Sector Programme partner meeting and in the HERAF civil [...]

Enhancing the Effectiveness of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya through Synergy
Posted in Gender BACKUP, General, Human Rights by Rebecca Kilaki on April 5th, 2011

The GIZ Health Programme through the Gender BACKUP Initiative has embarked on a project to strengthen and increase the capacity of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK), the umbrella body championing the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) in the community. This is being done through individual workshops with [...]

“Are we insane, Unnatural and Un-African?” Kenyan perceptions of Homosexuality
Posted in Gender BACKUP, General, Human Rights by Olivia Okech on March 7th, 2011

Kenyans in the recent past have, through the media, been treated to debate surrounding the highly contentious issue of homosexuality. Opinions have been aired from high ranking officials like the Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Minister for Special Programmes Esther Murugi to religious leaders and even the “common mwananchi” – the ordinary Kenyan, have had [...]