In a historic court battle initiated in 2013, Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a landmark case in Kenya’s High Court on 23 July 2014. After being denied the right to register as an NGO, the organisation sued the Kenyan NGO Coordination Board for discrimination and violation of their fundamental human rights.

In his ruling, Justice George Odunga stated that in failing to register TEA, the Kenyan NGO Coordination Board had acted in a manner that was “unfair, unreasonable, unjustified and in breach of rules of natural justice.” The Kenyan NGO Coordination Board was ordered to register TEA with immediate effect.