SRHR Landscape: Beyond the Global Gag Rule

It has been one year since the US President Donald Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy. With the stroke of -a pen, and support of his Republican colleagues, that decision has become very detrimental to the lives of many young girls and women in developing countries. This policy dubbed the ‘global gag rule’…

CEDAW provides us another opportunity to deliver CSE

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) held its sixty eight session in Geneva last year in November and Kenya was making her eight periodic report showing progress made since her last review. The Country was positively appraised for significant progress in the legislative arena including the establishment of the legal aid…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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;…