In 2013, three Kenyan activists advocating for the advancement of the human rights of sexual and gender minorities committed to engaging at the ACHPR for a period of two years. This commitment was through a program called Pan-African Advocacy Programme (PAAP), which was supported by both UHAI/EASHRI and COC Netherlands. The programme focused not only on Kenya but targeted activists within the broader East African Region (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda) as well. After the selection of the activists from all the five East African countries, UHAI/EASHRI organised a pre-planning meeting where the activists received training on both African human rights mechanisms and international human rights mechanisms. During this time the activists clarified, why and how they were going to engage at the ACHPR. The activists attended the 54th – 57th Ordinary Sessions of the ACHPR.Between the sessions, activists engaged in country activities which included providing civic education to organisations working to advance the human rights of LBTI and targeting decision makers and LGBTI.
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LL 46 Kenya – The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
This lessons learned document was developed as part of both the PRIDE programme and the Bridging the Gaps programme