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Gender & Identity in the Global South Series: Week 5



This series in an online course that explores gender, identity, and human rights in the Global South.

The fifth installment of the Gender & Identity in the Global South series focuses on the advocacy for LGBT rights in Kenya. The Kenyan national Constitution of 2010 prohibits discrimination against any person by the state or other persons. As such Kenya wish to protect the human rights in the country, but the reality is somewhat different. The cultural and religious beliefs of the inhabitants impact their attitudes towards LGBTI persons, because they see homosexuality as a Western concept and as “un-African”. The results of these attitudes are discrimination and persecution of the LGBTI people, who are not free to walk on the street or fight for their rights as human beings.

Speakers: Daniel Olwango and Fredrick Odhiambo