By Robert Aseda
Grace Atieno* patiently waits for her turn to be recruited as a NAYA youth advocate.
She’s been at the interview venue since early morning and not even the long meandering queue or the hot scorching sun will keep her away from this opportunity.
NAYA youth advocates are young people aged 18-24 who are passionate about making a difference in their community. Grace is not in this age group. She’s 35 years old. We ask her if she’s read the call for the application. She replies to the affirmative.
‘I may be old, but am still young at heart’
BY (Kemunto, Basweti, Ajwang, Audrey, Meresa and Nelly)
Despite much global and national talk on its dangerous effects, female genital mutilation still remains a major source of concern for young girls and women globally. The situation is even direr in Kenya and among the communities living in Migori County. According to the Migori County Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey of 2011, over one in five women have undergone the infamous cut. But even more disturbing is the fact that a significant percentage still want the heinous act to continue.
Category : Naya
By Makiche ,Okun, Lilian, Ezra, Juma, Peter
Domestic violence is very rife in Migori County. According to the Multiple Cluster Indicator Survey of 2011, seven out ten women experienced a form of domestic violence. Even more disheartening was that a huge percentage felt that a husband or a partner beating a partner was justified in certain circumstances.
But domestic violence isn’t just about a husband reigning blows on their wives. It’s bigger than that.
The World Health Organization defines Reproductive Health as the complete state of physical, social and mental well-being of a person and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity in all matters relating to reproductive health.This implies that people are able to have a responsible satisfying and a safe sexual life and that they have the capacity to reproduce and freedom to decide if, or when and how often to do so.