Ushirikiano Panda, formed in December 2011, officially changed its name to Jinsiangu on 27 May 2012. The name Jinsiangu, comes from the two Swahili words, ‘jinsia’ and ‘yangu’, meaning ‘my gender’. Jinsiangu was established with the hopes of turning into a fully-fledged community-based organisation. Jinsiangu is committed to ITGNC-led, pro-humanity and pro-equality organising.

Vision

Diversity, Autonomy & Freedom: A Kenya that celebrates and respects diversity, and where all persons have bodily autonomy, freedom, justice and access to fundamental needs.

Mission

Jinsiangu seeks to ensure that the lives and wellbeing of ITGNC persons are enhanced through the establishment of safe spaces, through advocacy and research, through the provision of information, health services, and psycho-social support, and by fostering opportunities for holistic empowerment.

Objectives

Provision of fundamental needs

Jinsiangu advocates for the provision of fundamental needs of ITGNC persons through engagement with various professionals, state officials and service providers in order to change discriminatory policies and prejudice against them.

Creating awareness and understanding

Jinsiangu aims to increase awareness and understanding of ITGNC people, both within the LGBTI community and in the larger society.

Developing knowledge

Jinsiangu is committed to developing and disseminating knowledge on the socio-economic and political situation of ITGNC people in Kenya, including information on their health and medical needs.

Effective and reliable care and support

Jinsiangu is establishing itself as a go-to provider for effective and reliable care and support for ITGNC Kenyans. Including safe spaces, psycho-social support, and ITGNC-friendly counselling services.

Values

Equality, Autonomy, Confidentiality, Accountability, Love, Diversity, Perseverance, Integrity and Openness.

Contact

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