As a network, we commit ourselves to the following core values and principles in all we do
To advocate for the implementation of policies and legislation on adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health through dissemination of information, championing and promoting their rights at national and community level.
According to the African Population and Health Research Centre, Unsafe abortion remains one of the five leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality in Kenya with close to half a million women undergoing unsafe abortions yearly (464,690). More than half of all abortions are performed unsafely, with herbs, coat hangers, spoons, knitting needles and harmfulRead More
Gender Based Violence, including domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and harmful practices such as child marriage, Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) is still endemic in Kenya, despite the existence of legislation, administrative directives, judicial sanctions and awareness raising efforts by a variety of agencies and government. According to the Kenya Demographic health survey 2014, 4 outRead More
LGBT rights in Kenya are limited in comparison to other jurisdictions in the world. Under section 162, 163, 165 of the penal code, any sexual practices between males (termed “gross indecency”) are a felony and are punishable by 5 to 14 years imprisonment. In Kenya the state doesn’t recognize any relationships between persons of theRead More
Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are inextricably linked to larger development goals like reducing poverty, achieving better health and ensuring equal rights for women and girls. Access to SRHR, including family planning, is essential to reduce poverty, increase education and professional opportunities and attainment for girls and women in all settings. When womenRead More
Universal access to sexual and reproductive health services means that enough services and information are available, accessible and acceptable to meet the different needs of all individuals. This requires that people can safely reach services without travelling for a long time or distance, and that those with disabilities can easily access buildings. Services and treatmentsRead More
Enabling Kenyan women to plan their pregnancies and ensuring healthy births would reap tremendous returns. If all 2.5 million women with an unmet need for modern contraception (KDHS 2014) were to practice contraception, unintended pregnancies would drop by 70% and unsafe abortions would decline by 74% leading to large and immediate health gains. Fully meetingRead More