Protests can be spotlighted both historically and contemporarily in different African countries, centring issues like femicide, police brutality, authoritarian governments, homophobia, apartheid regimes, and colonization, among many others. Protesting has therefore been fundamental as an organizing technique employed by structurally excluded and silenced people.
In light of increasing feminist movement building pursuits in Kenya, and escalating political action through protests, both digitally and in physical spaces in Africa and globally, the Initiative for Equality and Non Discrimination (INEND) sought to develop a protest guide to support movements and activists interested in exploring creative and versatile ways of protesting, that ultimately sustains movements.
The feminist principle ‘nothing for us, without us’ was pivotal in the development of this guide.
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.