In order to challenge the continued criminalization of same sex conduct, NYARWEK works on legal challenges to end discrimination. A recently filed petition in Kenya’s High Court is expected to result in a ruling 24 May 2019. The legal challenge has attracted large numbers of radical evangelicals supported by the World Congress of Families. The opponents of the challenge have turned Kenya’s faith space into a theatre of fear mongering and homophobic preaching, radicalising their followers to take up arms and exterminate ‘homosexuals’.
In order to address discrimination in terms of service provision, NYARWEK engages in sensitisation work targeting health service providers, law enforcement officers and members of the judiciary. Positive results have been obtained in this regard.
To address stigma and discrimination at family, community and societal levels, NYARWEK. sensitises cultural and faith leaders, finding common ground in the shared values of tolerance, respect for all and most importantly for people to uphold love.