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.
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) Key Populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM) face high rates of HIV prevalence. However, many lack basic human rights protections and access to HIV services that would help reduce HIV infections and meet the 2006 commitment of member states to “ensure the full enjoyment of all humanRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) Image Courtesy: Advocate.Com Homophobia is among the major issues affecting Kenyans today. If we are to make meaningful strides, we must also address societal and contexts that create and fuel homophobia in the Kenyan society. Research has shown that, acts of abuse and violence against LGBT people are a clearRead More
By DICKSON OLUOCH (@dicque2) Non-Communicable Diseases are not transferred from one person to another hence, they are acquired as a result of people’s lifestyle being classified as ‘rare’ diseases that affect both the rich and old, Non-Communicable Diseases are increasingly establishing themselves as global terrorist, especially among the middle and low-income nations mostly affecting adolescentsRead More
By Mackiche Mackiche @mackiche_victor Homa Bay County has a youthful population with people below age 15 making up nearly half (48%) of the total population. Teenage pregnancy has remained a major health and social concern because it’s highly associated with high maternal and child morbidity and mortality. In Homa bay, teenage pregnancy is not onlyRead More
By Kelvin Mokaya, @EduardoKelvinho Image Courtesy: www.fotolia.com Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally and diabetes mellitus is the 4th main contributor. It is characterized by chronic hyperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism resulting from defects in insulin secretion, action or both. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates thatRead More
The Strategic Partnership Right Here, Right Now addresses the limited respect, protection and the hindered fulfilment of the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people in 10 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and in 1 sub-region, the Caribbean. In Kenya, the platform draws its membership from 14 organisations. Based on an analysis ofRead More