We are an upcoming feminist organization in kisumu Kenya that works with women, trans and gnc persons. Our work mostly entails sparking conversations around emerging issues and shedding light on them and this we do through advocacy both online and offline. We organize protests, create forums for conversations to happen and other events that highlight a particular topic with a specific list of demands for the government or other decision makers.
Our first ever was the Anti Femicide March in Kenya which was held in March 2019 and demanded that the government declare Femicide in Kenya an issue of national emergency. A protest that brought together several human rights organizations, activists and women leaders in government which got so much visibility and the government attention.
Since then, this March provides us with an opportunity to organize and have structures that ensured the smooth running of our activities. Currently, KFS provides a platform that empowers women, trans and gnc persons from diverse backgrounds, those who normally don’t get a seat at the table to speak up about issues affecting ex. gender based violence and help provide spaces where these women can converge, converse and come up with strategies for dealing with these issues in a swift and effective manner.
IN SEPTEMBER 2019, KISUMU FEMINISTS SOCIETY ORGANIZED A 5 DAY FEMINIST CONVENING COURTESY OF GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN THAT HAD 50 WOMEN, TRANS AND GNC PERSONS GET TOGETHER TO UNPACK POLITICS AROUND FEMICIDE AND POWER AND COME UP WITH A WAY FORWARD ON HOW TO ORGANISE IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST FEMICIDE IN 2020. THIS ACTIVITY HAPPENED IN KATITO, KISUMU AND HAD FEMINISTS FROM ALL PARTS OF KENYA ATTEND.
KFS has also managed to have constant monthly feminist meetings since the beginning of 2020 and we are grateful for our members and donors who managed to make this happen. We also partner with different organizations that have the same values and beliefs as us to work towards achieving a common goal as we believe in the power of the people and using available resources to bring about change.
We are a membership organization and are currently at 60 members with our organization by headed by Afrika, our coordinator cum Director. For more information on what KFS does and how we can partner, reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org