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High Court Orders Removal of Gender Marks and Name Change in Academic Certificates, Kenya

Kenya’s High Court issued a ruling compelling the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) to issue Audrey Mbugua with a new certification with her new name and without a gender mark after she filed a case in March 2013 through the Transgender and Education Advocacy (TEA).   The Court observed that “Human dignity is that intangible element …

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Landmark Victory in High Court for Transgender Education & Advocacy (TEA), Kenya

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, …

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Transgender Education & Advocacy (TEA) Sues State of Kenya and NGO Coordination Board, Kenya

On 23 August 2013 the board of Transgender Education & Advocacy (TEA), comprising 3 trans Kenyans – Audrey Mbugua, Maureen Muia, and Annet Jennifer – sued the Kenyan State and the NGO Coordination Board for refusing to register TEA as an NGO. The State and the Board opposed the case, indicating that they could not …

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High Court Upholds Trans Woman’s Human Rights Violation Petition

On 14 June 2013, Kenya’s High Court upheld Batha Nthungi’s petition filed a year earlier, in which she declared that being stripped and physically assaulted by the Kenyan Police violated her human rights (A.N.N v Attorney General). The Court agreed that the stripping of her in the glare of the media was meant to humiliate …

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Non-Binary Street Performance by Neo Masinga in Nairobi, Kenya

June 2013 – Neo Musangi, a Kenyan non-binary artist and activist, performed publicly in front of the building of the Kenia National Archives. The aim of the performance was intended to dismantle the gender binary and create awareness about non-binary identities. In a street performance, as citizens looked on, Neo Musangi took the audience through …

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