Welcome to INEND

Initiative for equality and Non Discrimination (INEND) is a local nonprofit organization that researches strategies for equality and acceptance in the coast region of Kenya and shares experiences with other stakeholders in an effort to contribute towards tolerance, non-discrimination and acceptance of gender and sexual minorities.

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

Initiative for equality and Non Discrimination (INEND) believes in promoting principles of equity, democracy, and non-discrimination in Kenya. INEND recognises the universality of human rights in the pursuit of democracy through the participation of everyone in an open, just and democratic society.
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OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

Our team is composed of a group of volunteer--based lawyers, doctors, human rights defenders, and business professionals from Kenya united towards the realization of human rights for sexual and gender minorities.
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OUR NEWS

OUR NEWS

Stay up-to-date with the latest issues related to societal and institutional acceptance in Kenya. A process towards the decriminalization of homosexuality is currently taking place in the high courts, which we will cover on this website.
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DONATE

DONATE

A donation to INEND goes toward ensuring that the work of INEND continues to highlight the violations of repressed gender and sexual minorities in Kenya, and towards finding solutions on the legal, social, economical, and political levels.
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A lesson learned publication

 

A lesson learned publication entitled “An analysis of the engagement with and progress made at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A Kenyan activist’s perspective”, is an in-depth and incisive piece of work Co- authored by the Executive Director of INEND is out and available through this link

lessons learned

 

Research Publication

Motorcycle Taxi Operators’ Perceptions of Sexual and Gender Minorities in Coastal Region, Kenya

This study sought to investigate motorcycle taxi operators’ perceptions of sexual and gender minorities in Coastal region. A sequential exploratory mixed method research design was used. In total, nineteen motorcycle taxi operators participated in two focus group discussions, while 139 responded to a structured questionnaire, out of a target population of 505 motorcycle taxi operators. The sampling technique used was purposive sampling for the focus group discussions participants and probability proportionate to size sampling for the structured questionnaires. Thematic content analysis was used to analyze qualitative data, while descriptive statistics was used to analyze quantitative data. The study established that cultural values, religious perspectives and a lack of knowledge on the rights of gender and sexual minorities embedded in the constitution were major factors in instigating violence towards gender and sexual minorities. On the basis of the study results, the researchers recommend that for better understanding of sexual and gender minorities in the society, trainings, workshops and sensitization programmes should be held with the public, including with influential social groups such as motorcycle taxi operators. The outcomes and recommendations of this study will help human rights policy makers, civil society groups and government agencies in informing the public on the human rights of sexual and gender minorities.

publication description ;The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies

publication dateDec 31, 2016

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INEND’s Research Publication