LGBTI Movement Building in Africa - with UHAI: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 @ 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Case Lounge
Dec 06
Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 @ 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Case Lounge

Wednesday, December 6th
Columbia Law School | 435 West 116th Street | New York, NY 10027
Jerome Greene Hall | Room 701
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Free and open to the public

Join UHAI's Executive Director Wanja Muguongo and Deputy Director Mukami Marete as they lead a discussion on LGBTI movement building in Africa. UHAI is Africa's first indigenous LGBTI and sex worker activist fund. The event will take place December 6th, 5 - 6:30pm and will spotlight two of UHAI's longstanding grantee partners: Kenedy Abbot Owiti and Star Rugori. 

Kenedy is program manager and advocacy officer of the NYARWEK LGBTI Coalition who are advancing LGBT human rights, coordinating advocacy and security responses, and assisting enhance the capacities of their member organizations in Western Kenya. 

Star Rugori is Executive Director of Mouvement pour les Libertes Individuelles (MOLI) who work on documentation and research of human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and capacity building for nascent LGBT organizing in Burundi, Congo, DRC and Rwanda.

​During the ​conversation both Kenedy and Star will share their stories of challenge and success in LGBTI movement building, while Wanja and Mukami will highlight the crucial ​role that UHAI ​supports on the ground in Africa to further ​equality, dignity and justice.

This program is co-supported by the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School.  This program is free and open to the public.

Contact Info: 
For questions, contact Liz Boylan, Associate Director for the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at eboyla@law.columbia.edu or 212.854.0167.
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This event is free and open to the public.