WORLD HEALTH DAY 2019; UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE FOR ALL According to Census 2009, young people below the age of 25 constitute 66% of the total population in Kenya. Adolescents on the other hand, make up 24% of the country’s total population (9.2 million). Unfortunately, this group experiences some of the poorest reproductive health outcomes in…

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Why we need CSE now.

Evidence from various studies on the value of comprehensive sexuality education in young people’s lives is very clear and convincing. Over the years, a growing number of governments have committed to deliver Comprehensive sexuality education and Youth friendly health services to adolescents and young people. This progress is quite encouraging. Access to education and health…

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Sign Our Petition on Sexuality Education in Kenya

Amb. Amina Mohammed and the Ministry of Education: Ensure full implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Kenya Let’s tell Amb. Amina Mohammed to ensure the full provision and full implementation CSE through the national school curriculum and ensure young girls and women access services that are responsive to their sociocultural and livelihood contexts within which…

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Our message on International Day of the Girl

Out of every 6 people in the world today, 1 of them is an adolescent girl below the age of 15. These are 1.1 billion people- a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are often thwarted by discrimination,…

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Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Our starting point for better SRHR

Education is arguably the pillar for all spheres of development. Globally, reports by UNICEF state that 62 million children age between 6-15 years are out of school.  Most of these children are in Africa and Asian countries. Countries in these two regions have reported extreme indicators in the health and wellbeing of women and adolescents.…

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Ending FGM means better SRHR for girls & women

Kenya is a diverse country with over forty ethnic groups. These groups are categorized within the Bantus, Nilotes and Cushites populations in Africa mainly. This clearly shows that the country experiences multi-cultural practices which may differ from one ethnic group to the other. In the midst of all these differences in the way of life,…

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SDG 5: The role of young people in Africa

Young people in Africa, a continent of almost 1.2 billion people, carry the collective hope that their continent will realize the goal of United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5: Achieve Gender Equality for all Women and Girls.  From Cairo to Cape Town, from Dakar to Nairobi, Khartoum to Harare, across the beautiful landscape of…

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Meet Kevin & Vivian

 ‘We talk about what we do and do not like.’ Kevin & Vivian Kevin (22) and Vivian (21) have a three-year old daughter. They still live at home with their families in Kisumu. Their daughter lives with Vivian and her family. “We are getting there”, Kevin laughs when asked why they are not married or…

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Meet Quincy & Lilian – Young & In-control

“Now I know how to use a condom.” Quincy (20) lives with his older brother and his family. He is first-year student Public Health; Lilian (19) lives with her mother and wants to study engineering at the University next year. Lilian immediately saw that he fancied her when they were introduced in the swimming pool…

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Should Sex Be For Peers?

She looks at her past high school photos with tears in her eyes, wondering relentlessly why she can’t unwind the sand of time. Her yester years defined her as a goddess, a legacy she would have lived up to had she inclined her teenager ears to the words of the wise. Riziki was very pretty;…

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Adolescent SRHR? Ask ‘CSA experts’

  Currently half of the global population is made up of people below 30 years- over 3,5 billion people. From this population, 1.8 billion are adolescents which makes a quarter of the worlds population. Most of these young people are living in developing countries according to UNFPA. Young people make up the greatest proportion of…

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Sports & SRHR Knowledge #SRHRChallenge!

My name is Derrick Hamu and I am core founder at. RYSA FC (RIRUTA YOUTH SPORTS ACADEMY/ASSOCIATION)) which is a community Soccer talent club and Academy.The club has existed for over a decade and it has acted as a platform to nature and shape soccer talent in children and youths. The club uses soccer for social and…

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The Church & Reproductive Health

With the high number of cases in our society today of early teenage pregnancies among young adolescents one may ask what is the problem with our society. Truth be told, young people are sexually active and the people in society who should give them direction on how to make informed choices shy away from the…

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