Courtesy:The Nest Collective
A team behind a new night in Nairobi argues all-women's dance parties can create safe nightlife spaces for women.
On a warm evening in a suburb of the Kenyan capital, a residential outdoor space has been hired out to be used as a dance floor.
Music is playing loudly and women are dancing.
“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.”
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Security is tight and while a few men are let in, it is only to drop off the women they are accompanying.
After that, the men all have to leave immediately.
And it's not just the partygoers who adhere to the single-sex policy: the bar tenders, security officers, DJ..