To increase safety and security awareness and practices amongst LGBTI+ communities.
Homosexuality is largely considered to be taboo and repugnant to cultural values and morality in East Africa region. The state punishes same-sex sexual acts as crimes. Despite this, various organizations in the region are working to protect and improve LGBTI+ rights. However, LGBTI+ persons continue to be discriminated, stigmatized and subjected to violence because of their sexual orientation
Utunzi, meaning ‘care’ in Kiswahili, is a platform that allows individuals and organizations to report and document violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons, intersex and queer (LGBTI+) individuals, respond to emergency security situations, track violations and share information. In addition, Utunzi provides information on LGBTI+ concerns in Kenya and maintains a searchable database of recorded violations.