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Rights of Sexual Minorities

PDF ICONIntersex Persons Human Rights Advocacy In Kenya- Information Guide

Wajibika is a simplified handbook on intersex persons rights. It illustrates in a simplified way how an intersex child begins a journey that is full of social stigma, ignorance, discrimination and various human rights abuses. This booklet is a great resource to parents, teachers, all leaders, human rights defenders, health workers, children officers, CSOs, care givers of children, intersex persons and parents on many ways of protecting the intersex child, offer support, end stigma and discrimination and also avails reporting mechanism for further assistance. Download Here


PDF ICONBORN INTERSEX FLIER

When an intersex child is born, with the current registration laws, such a child is given a wrong sex marker, and this culminates to a journey of mass human rights violations. This child begins to face societal stigma, some families view them as bad luck, some get killed, some face rejection, lack of proper parenting, vaccinations as well as education. The taskforce found that in instances- families’ break down and one parent is left to care for the child. Caregivers too go through mental anguish, and some get depressed and end up with mental health challenges. An intersex child is kept secret, some begin their journey of corrective surgeries and medical interventions that cost families livelihoods due to restrictive costs of appropriate medical testing/examinations. In Kenya, there are no medical protocols or care and treatment guidelines on how to manage an intersex child from birth to adulthood as well as NHIF or insurance packages for such. Read more


Equal in Dignity and Rights: Promoting The Rights of Intersex Persons In Kenya

The purpose of this report is to examine the human rights violations facing intersex children and adults in Kenya, and to recommend concrete legislative and policy measures to end these violations. Download Report

 

 

 


Report of the Taskforce on Policy,Legal,Institutional and Administrative Reforms regarding the Intersex Persons in Kenya.

The purpose of this report is to examine the measure taken to address the topic of  intersex  in Kenya, and to recommend concrete legislative and policy measures to stregnthen the rights of intersex people. Download Report

 


Report of the Taskforce on Policy,Legal,Institutional and Administrative Reforms regarding the Intersex Persons in Kenya-Abridged Version

This is an abridged version of the report examining the measures taken to address the topic of  intersex  in Kenya, and to recommend concrete legislative and policy measures to stregnthen the rights of intersex people. Download Report