PEMA KENYA TO HOST A CAPACITY STRENTHENING FORUM ON HUMAN RIGHTS, BUILDING RESILIENCE AND TOLERENCE
On 12 and 13 October 2018, PEMA Kenya with support from the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) will conduct a capacity building forum on Human Rights, Building Resilience and Tolerance for the LGBT community. The workshop builds on to the previous human rights forums for the gender and sexual minority community members. Despite improved awareness of the human rights provisions among the LGBTI persons in the county of Mombasa, there are still ongoing human rights violations in the general society. Therefore, there is need for continuous strengthening of resilience and tolerance among the LGBTI community members within the harsh working environment. This includes the need to build the capacity of the community members on communication or dialogue skills with stakeholders and the general society on key aspects of advocacy while maintaining strong resilience.
The objective of the workshop includes enhancing understanding of human rights among the LGBT community and to build resilience and tolerance among the LGBT community. The latter is made possible through strengthening the skills of the LGBT members to engage with key stakeholders and establishing a cohort of PEMA Kenya LGBTI advocacy champions.
The meeting will serve as a stepping stone to gender and sexual minority community involvement in dialogues with key stakeholders in the county of Mombasa.
Download CAPACITY STRENGTHENING FORUM ON HUMAN RIGHTS-Concept Note here.
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