We have consistently innovated new strategies for advocacy and engagement with various stakeholders including Members of the County Assembly, Judicial officers, law enforcement officers, service providers, and wazee wa Mtaa. INEND also serves as a catalyst for more cohesive LBQ organising , by convening and offering capacity support.

Our Flagship Boda Boda Sensitisation training program was established in 2016 when it became evident motorcycle operators were the main perpetrators of violence towards sexual and gender minorities, thus we target transport stakeholders with an aim to build transformative relationships for social change.

As an organization, we ground ourselves in feminist principles and believe that the different experiences of feminist organizers and activist is central in shaping our collective agenda through co-creating spaces that intentionally challenge oppressive structures and systems that allow conversations on feminism, civic and political participation, economic justice, and mental wellness.

INEND’s work has been described as…

All this progress has been achieved despite the adversity towards the human rights of sexual and gender minorities in Kenya. The Penal Code of Kenya outlaws consensual sex between men under the guise of “unnatural offences” and “indecent practices”.

In the coastal region where we are based, discrimination and violence against sexual and gender minorities is fueled by religious and cultural beliefs and exacerbated by legal and social barriers, and political machinations where LGBTIQ+ issues are used to gain political mileage.



Violence Prevention


Center for Knowledge & Leadership

Stigma, discrimination, and outright ostracization are part of the lived realities of SGM in Kenya.

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