The Initiative for Equality and Non-Discrimination (INEND) was formed in 2014 to work towards creating an enabling environment where sexual and gender minorities are respected, treated with worth and peacefully co-exist with society, through advocacy, research, strategic communication and community engagement. INEND’s strategy is to target and design programs for those parts of the population who are seen as perpetrators and instigators of violence against LGBTQ people, building on the existing work and social change priorities of LGBTQ groups in the Coastal region of Kenya. In 2016, they identified motorcycle operators as a first group seen/experienced as perpetrators of violence, conducted a needs assessment research project (forthcoming soon) on current public attitudes of motorcycle operators on sexual and gender minorities, and designed relevant sensitization workshops to demystify core gender and sexuality concepts. They provide advocacy and leadership trainings for LBQ women leaders.
Read their needs assessment report in The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies here.