The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) and Queer Youth Norway hold "Hate Motivated Violence" seminar in Nairobi

Published: February 22, 2010

The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) and Queer Youth Norway hold "Hate Motivated Violence" seminar in Nairobi

On the 19th February,the exchange crew had a Hate Motivated Violence Seminar which had the Norwegian Ambassador to Kenya,Elisabeth Jacobsen,as the Guest of Honor.

The seminar was held prior to the global World Day of Justice  that was marked on the 20th February.

In her speech to about 40 LGBTI members of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya,she made it clear that the Norwegian government takes a vital role in protecting human rights for everyone.This,she said,is possible die to the fact that the Norway works hand in hand with the United Nations (With the General Assembly in New York and Human Rights Assembly in Geneva) and bilaterrally through Pilot Embassies and other human rights bodies/organizations.

In 2008,Norway was part nations that signed the Human Rights,gender Identity and orientation statement that called for the decriminalization of  homosexuality.The statement was supported by 66 countries that included 6 African countries.Norway was also part and parcel of the Universal Peer Review that GALCK also took part in.

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