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Improving the lives of intersex people in Kenya

The Week

Nestled in a quiet, leafy Nairobi neighborhood just a stone’s throw from the throbbing of sounds of a sprawling city market, is a refuge where intersex, transgender, and gender-nonconforming Kenyans can escape searing public judgment and discrimination.

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 Leading Jewish Global Human Rights Group Mobilizes More Than 300 Jewish Clergy Members to Urge U.S. State Department to Disband Commission on Unalienable Rights

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) says human rights must be protected for vulnerable people, including women, girls, and LGBTQI people Today, 302 Jewish clergy from across 35 states and the District of Columbia joined to send a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing opposition to the Commission on Unalienable Rights. Rori Kramer, …Read More

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