Launch of Report on: Teenage Pregnancies in The Eyes of Adolescents and Youth in Kenya, by Sauti Sasa.
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 10 2020 – As the world prepared to mark World Population Day on 11th July 2020, the Sauti Sasa Movement led by Y-ACT, an initiative by Amref Health Africa launched the Sauti Sasa Youth voices report on teenage pregnancy to point the country towards the importance of engaging youth voices in developing effective […]
According to the 2019 Population and Housing Census, the population of Kenya is 47,564,296 and that of females is at 24,014,716 which is 50.5 percent of the population. This means that a significant number of women and girls in Kenya menstruate every month. For Kenya to achieve a just and cohesive society that enjoys equitable […]
When Ms Yasmin Nassur became an adolescent, something about her changed – she started receiving her monthly periods. Having been raised by a grandmother in Kibra slums, Nairobi County among a dozen other grandchildren, a sanitary towel was a luxury. Ms Yasmin lost her mother at the age of nine, leaving her under the care […]
Covid-19 threatens to roll back gains made so far in managing women’s menstrual health, Amref Health Africa Group Director of Programmes Mette Kinoti has said. Speaking in Nairobi while receiving a donation of 16,000 sanitary pads from Proctor and Gamble last week, Ms Kinoti said the pandemic had reduced families’ income in rural areas and […]
In the world situation in which it has been the will of history to place us, amid the conditions of unprecedented difficulty that surround us, conditions that, again are not of our making, we need to be strong. The COVID-19 pandemic is the glaring rampant global health crisis of our time. Cases are rising daily […]
UMMULKHEIR ALI GUFU – COLOR MY WORLD COMPETITION WINNER- WOMEN IN POLITICAL SPACES CHAMPIONING YOUNG WOMEN’S PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNANCE.
Ummulkheir Ali Gufu, a native of Garbatulla district, Isiolo county is currently a final year student pursuing an undergraduate degree in procurement and contract management at JKUAT, Nakuru Campus. In pursuit of her profession, she has come across diversity in different aspects of life be it human interactions, leadership, religion and employment. Championing young women’s […]
MAURICIO OCHIENG’ – COLOR MY WORLD COMPETITION WINNER- WOMEN ADVANCING AND CHAMPIONING SEXUAL MINORITIES RIGHTS.
Mauricio Ochieng’ is a transgender activist, liberal feminist and a Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression and Sex Characteristics (SOGIE-SC) Human Rights Defender from Kisumu since 2012. He responds to human rights violations and abuses, documents through online and offline security platforms and makes follow ups of cases through the legal process towards access to […]
IMMACULATE AJIAMBO – COLOR MY WORLD COMPETITION WINNER- WOMEN CHAMPIONING FEMALE VOICES AND ISSUES ON MEDIA.
Immaculate Ajiambo, a native of Mariakani, Kilifi County eloquently describes herself as a storyteller, editor of an online magazine and a social change ambassador. As a founding executive of Mwangaza magazine, Immaculate champions female voices and issues in media by ensuring participation of women in telling their stories and using female writers to ensure that […]
GEORGINE AUMA – COLOR MY WORLD COMPETITION WINNER – WOMEN LIVING WITH DISABILITY CHAMPIONING INCLUSIVE AND MEANINGFUL PARTICIPATION OF YOUNG WOMEN WITH DISABILITY.
Deaf educator, girl child education advocate, champion for SRHR, Mandela Washington Fellow 2015 and reluctant footballer are but a few of the ways in which Georgine Auma describes herself. A teacher by profession, she is passionate on issues of deaf women and girls with a bias to education because she greatly believes in the mutual […]
DIRAM DUBA, COLOR MY WORLD COMPETITION WINNER- ADVANCING AND CHAMPIONING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RIGHTS (SRHR) INCLUDING GENDER EQUALITY
DIRAM DUBA is a youth advocate working with communities in Marsabit County through Amref Health Africa to end harmful cultural practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation/ cutting. Driven by personal experiences, one of them being that she is a survivor of FGM, Diram endeavored to advocate against these harmful practices in her […]