Electoral Gender-Based Violence is a fundamental violation of Human Rights to women’s participation in politics and elective processes. Kenya’s history of electoral violence has often resulted in sexual and other forms of gender based violence mainly targeting woman and girls. Medical support offered is minimal due to the downplaying of Gender Based Violence (GBV) in […]

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I am a brother, I am a son and a friend to many and I am proud to be whom I am. It has taken me courage to come out of the closet about my sexuality but shocking enough it has made me go through the worst that life can offer but I have survived […]

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For a while now Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western Kenya LGBTI Network – NYARWEK and National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission – NGLHRC have been running emergency response projects for LGBTIQ communities within their respective jurisdictions. NYARWEK’s Security and Protection program utilizes a cluster – based system designed to receive, validate and respond to […]

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If you choose to make an anonymous report then this will simply be logged in the Utunzi database and saved as ‘unverified’. However, if you leave your mobile number or other means of contacting you, a responder in your local area will contact you to assess the situation and assist you, if possible. Only the […]

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The Utunzi platform receives violation reports and requests for assistance from LGBTI at risk in Kenya through SMS (Safaricom short-code 22069); email (report@utunzi.com);Twitter(@UtunziNetwork); Facebook (Utunzi: Rainbow Security Network) or through direct entry on the website via our reports page. Reports can be made anonymously or if an individual is requesting assistance can be made with […]

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03 Jul | What is Utunzi?

Utunzi: Rainbow Security Network is a collaboration between three organizations: Hivos East Africa; Nyanza, Rift Valley, Western LGBTI Network (NYARWEK); and National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC). Utunzi, meaning ‘care’ in Kiswahili, is a platform that allows individuals and organisations to report and document violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex and queer […]

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