What we do at LEHA Kenya

LEHA provides a platform where the LBQ persons gets to share..

01. SAFE SPACE

One of our rooms acts as our 'Safe Space'  for peers. At the Safe Space they can come to relax, use the Wi-Fi, do art therapy and access our Sexual Reproductive Health services and Mental Health Counselling. which are FREE of charge!!

02. LEGAL CLINIC

We have partners like National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) who provide legal aid, education on human rights and legal representation.

03. PEER TO PEER HEALTH EDUCATION SESSIONS

LEHA has 6 trained Peer Educators who mobilize and maintain a cohort of LBQ persons. They hold monthly community dialogues either virtually or physically. We have three cohorts; Thika cohort, Makongeni cohort and Ruiru cohort.

04. COMMODITIES PROMOTION & DISTRIBUTION

Our prevention commodities include female and male condoms, water, based lubricant and oral contraceptive pill. These commodities are FREE of charge to our peers and can pick them up at our dice any time from 10am to 5pm on weekdays.

05. BIO-MEDICAL SERVICE PROVISION

LEHA leverages with different organizations and health facilities to scale up provision of Sexual Reproductive Health services which included, HIV Testing and Counselling, Family Planning, STI Screening and Treatment, Cervical Cancer and Breast Cancer Screening and Mental Health Services.

We have also intergrated sexual minorities refugees into our programming by providing inclusive and supportive sexual reproductive health services and mental health services.

06. COMMUNITY DIALOGUES

LEHA introduced conversation spaces which are forums designed to reflect on LBQ women experiences and violence. The discussants reflect on the ableism and anti-queerness in the space and how they have countered those aspects through their activism and intellectual work.

07. 3 MINUTES OF SILENCE

This was derived from round table discussions, conversation space and counseling sessions. LEHA introduced this space to provide healing and reflection, the space uses yoga, dance and boxing. This helps with managing maladaptive coping mechanism among the LBQ persons as a result of mental wellness.

08. TEAM BUILDING/NETWORKING

LEHA conducts fun days where members participate in team building activities, network within themselves and get to know each other better. This is done during National Queer Holidays like (IDAHOBIT) International Day Against Homophobia, Biophobia and Transphobia,Pride month in June and during our annual Breath To Heal.  

09. PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORT ANONYMOUS

LEHA has organized psychosocial support anonymous groups for individuals who have ever experienced discrimination of any sort and those who have experienced traumatic situations. These groups are led by a qualified LBQ friendly psychologists who provide one on one sessions and group therapy. The psychologist also provides private sessions for those individuals who require more attention depending on need.

10. “LEHA WEAR" MERCHANDISE

We have our LEHA WEAR merchandise which is consist of caps, T-shirts, Hoodies, bracelets and water bottle. To see more of our merchandise go follow our instagram page @lehawear2023.