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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EMPLOYMENT AMENDMENT ACT NO. 15 OF 2022.

On 8th April 2022, the president assented into law the Employment Amendment Act. The amendment seeks to address the general terms of the contract of service in the employment sector. Most importantly, section 9 of the act has been amended to introduce new provisions with regard to the recruitment of employees into employment. The new …

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ITGNC Refugees &Asylum Seekers: A forgotten people

[sbs_blog_stats] The lives of intersex, trans gender and gender non-conforming refugees residing in the country has been one that has been characterized by many life- threatening challenges. Whether in the camps or in the urban areas, these persons live in constant fear and distress.[sbs_blog_stats] The lives of intersex, trans gender and gender non-conforming refugees residing …

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Debunking the Notion that Non-conforming Gender Identities are Un-African

[sbs_blog_stats] Oftentimes, we shun discussions on the acceptance and inclusion oftransgender and gender non-conforming persons and strongly reiterate that suchidentities are foreign to the African culture. Is this really the case? Historical evidenceshows that such identities not only existed but were also accepted and respected. In Senegal for instance such gender identities were tolerated under …

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Unsafe in Somalia, Unwanted in Kakuma, Unwelcome in Nairobi: The Nightmares of Intersex Children Refugees

[sbs_blog_stats]The sound of gunshots and blasts of bombs ring the air. A house burns here, a village scatters there. A woman clutches her child to her breast and runs, but the hem of her bui-bui catches flame. She puts it out with a repeated slap of the hand. But she cannot put out the fire …

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A GUIDE ON THE ASYLUM SEEKING PROCESS IN KENYA

[sbs_blog_stats] The registration, documentation and protection of refugees in Kenya is conducted by the Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS). The Refugee Affairs Secretariat (RAS) has offices in the following locations: • Dadaab • Eldoret: Public Works Building next to immigration, Oloo Street • Kakuma • Mombasa: Opposite St. Mary’s Academy, Bombolulu estate • Nairobi: Corporate Place, …

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CHALLENGES FACED BY ITGNC REFUGEES IN THE REGISTRATION AND DOCUMENTATION PROCESS

UNHCR statistics show that Kenya hosts an estimate of 74206 registered refugees, 64000 of them living in the urban areas. However, there is no clear statistics on the number of intersex, transgender and gender non-conforming refugees living in the urban areas. As a refugee, registration and documentation is a very key process this not only …

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THE REFUGEE BILL 2019: A RELIEF FOR REFUGEES IN KENYA

The Refugees Bill of 2019 is among the Bills signed by the president earlier this November. This law embodies a difficult but necessary journey in improving the lives of refugees in Kenya. It is the successful attempt at improving the current legal framework following a previous failed attempt in the year 2017. The importance of …

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