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Human rights defender's story: Mauricio Ochieng' from Kenya

"So I saw the need of engaging different activists and human rights defenders across the region to make sure that this kind of arrest should not happen to anybody because of their gender identity or sexual orientation." Mauricio Ochieng' is a transgender activist and a SOGIESC human rights defender from the Western part of Kenya.

Mauricio Ochieng’ is a transgender activist and a SOGIESC human right defender from the Western part of Kenya. Mauricio participated in HRDAP in 2021, hoping to learn about UN mechanisms but also to share his knowledge with other participants. Additionally, he was looking forward to interacting with likeminded people, creating partnerships and sharing experiences.

In this short video, he explains how his work will help to fight discrimination, achieve equality and create a better future for transgender people in Kenya.

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