World Social Justice Day 2024

20 Feb 2024, Posted by INEND in INEND, INEND Blog

Theme: Bridging Gaps, Building Alliances.

World Social Justice Day holds profound significance for us as LGBTQ+ Focused organisation!

Despite facing adversity and discrimination, we stand resilient in our pursuit of furthering protection,  inclusion, and justice for Sexual and Gender Minorities in Kenya.

On this day, we reaffirm our commitment to social justice principles and our unwavering belief in the inherent worth and equality of all individuals regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. We celebrate the diversity and resilience of the LGBTQ+ Kenyan community, acknowledging the struggles we have faced and continue to face while also recognizing our strength and resilience.

Our celebration is a defiant act of visibility, solidarity, and defiance against oppression. It is a reminder that our existence is resistance, and our voices will NOT be silenced. We honor all activists and allies who have fought tirelessly for Human rights and social justice, paving the way for progress and inspiring hope for a more inclusive and equitable future in this country.

As we mark this day, we stand in solidarity with all LGBTQ+ individuals around the world who continue to face persecution, discrimination, and violence. We call for an end to homophobic and transphobic laws, policies, and attitudes, and we demand justice, Freedom, equality, and dignity for all.

We also wish to address a crucial issue in our society, as we observe this year’s theme of ”Bridging Gaps, Building Alliances”.FEMICIDE;

It is critical to address this issue through an intersectional lens, recognizing the interconnectedness of gender, sexual orientation, and other social factors that contribute to the oppression and violence against Women. The intersectionality of issues faced by marginalized communities and structurally silenced Women, especially Sex workers and LBQT+ individuals, adds complexity to the challenges experienced by victims of femicide due to Discrimination, stigma, and systemic inequalities exacerbating the vulnerability thus making Women more susceptible to violence. 

We will continue to raise our voices, challenge injustice, and work towards a world where everyone can live freely, authentically, and without fear of discrimination or violence. 

Happy World Social Justice Day!

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