On August 12th a report titled “The Kenyan dance parties where men are banned” appeared on the BBC News website’s ‘Africa’ page.
Readers of that sympathetic report were told that:
“The team behind a new event in Nairobi argues all-women’s dance parties can create safe nightlife spaces for women. […]
“You have to be so strict in a place with men. You just want to go out with your friends and men interfere,” says Jane, 26, who’s come to the party with her best friend Shani.
“So having a space where it’s all women immediately feels safe and you feel you are with people who understand you.””
“Munira, 22 and Khadija, 25 are best friends. As practising Muslims, they often find themselves with minimal options when it comes to night life.
They say that, although women from all faiths attend the all-women parties, they particularly suit…
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