The Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Alliance, commonly known as the SRHR Alliance, or the Alliance is a national coalition of nineteen (19) civil society organizations spread across the country dedicated to promote, advance and protect the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescent girls and young women, vulnerable and marginalized groups including people living with HIV, persons with disabilities and LGBTIQ community aged 10-24 years in Kenya. In Kenya the Alliance brings together 19 organizations comprising of Africa Alive (AA), ADS- Nyanza, African Gender and Media Initiative Trust (GEM Trust), Aga Khan University- Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health (AKU-COEWCH), Amref Health, Africa, Ambassador for Youth and Adolescent Reproductive Health Program (AYARHEP), Centre for the Study of Adolescence (CSA), ChildLine Kenya (CLK), International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) – Africa Regional, Kisumu Medical Education Trust (KMET), NairoBits Trust, Network for Adolescence and Youth of Africa (NAYA), National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK), Plan Kenya, Reproductive Health Network Kenya (RHNK), Support Activities in Poverty Eradication and Health (SAIPEH), Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH), Women Fighting AIDS in Kenya (WOFAK) and UNESCO. The collective expertise and experience of members spans over 25 years in programming, policy development and advocacy. Our partners are progressive, women led, youth led and youth serving, who deploy innovative and practical approaches in programming and advocacy.
The Alliance has built a strong reputation and strength in movement building and has a positive history of working with key stakeholders including county and national government through the Ministries of Education, Health, Gender, Youth and Justice. The Alliance collaborates and partners with relevant UN international development agencies including UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNAIDS and UN Women and engages in multi-sectoral discussions that brings together traditional and non-tradition actors within the CSO, government, and media sectors in Kenya.
The Alliance provides a great platform and opportunity for National, Regional and International advocacy to influence the SRHR agenda given the greater voice that comes with numbers. It has offered leverage on resources and expertise to do better programming and a framework for fundraising to partners by mobilizing funds from local and other sources. Working as an Alliance has been affirmed as an effective way to have a bigger voice/influence in advocacy and also in fundraising. It has added value to the profile and work of the individual organizations; complimenting their individual strengths and weaknesses. This partnership has further enabled member organizations to share strategies, align objectives and resources, and agree on interventions to achieve more together than they would have been able to achieve individually. Capitalize on its specific added value. The Alliance has a strong domestic track record in different SRHR areas as well as HIV prevention and harm reduction.
The mix of expertise in the membership particularly in the areas of SRHR information and service offers a unique opportunity for synergy and complementary thereby translating to greater impact. The coalition arrangement minimises duplication in program implementation given that the partners frequently share information on their initiatives It has added value to the profile and work of the individual organizations; complimenting their individual strengths and weaknesses. This partnership has further enabled member organizations to share strategies, align objectives and resources, and agree on interventions to achieve more together than they would have been able to achieve individually.
The Alliance is considered an effective broker and bridge-builder between different constituencies, we are prepared to raise sensitive issues in national and international discussions and have a reputation as a flexible and reliable donor partner with significant resources at its disposal.
- Interface between programs, both within the SRHR program and with other MFA priorities such as programmes on WASH, nutrition, gender, governance and financing.
- Align to national priorities and domestic investments, contributing to sustainable and resilient (domestic) health systems
- Our investments of political, human and financial capital are well attuned and complementary to one another.