Demographic dividend in Kenya has proven that young people are the largest in population. This has implications on the country’s health and development agenda. Central to our mission, is championing young people’s access to youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services and supporting sustainable and rights-based population development. We strive to achieve this through health-focused advocacy by creating a dialogue forum between county governments and marginalized communities. We sensitize the community using innovative platforms in realizing that every person has the right to sexual & reproductive health; it is a basic human right and must be offered to every person without any distinction or discrimination on any grounds whatsoever.
Our efforts in raising awareness on the harmful effects of cultural practices such Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is unmatched. Using wholistic approach, we bring varying members of the community and impact meaningful conversations on ways to totally eradicate the practice of FGM which is a threat to both young girls and women.
On Gender-based violence (GBV) or violence against women and girls (VAWG), this is a global pandemic affecting many at-risk women and girls in the Northern parts of Kenya. This issue is devastating for survivors of violence and their families, thus children growing up with violence are more likely to become survivors themselves or perpetrators of violence in the future.
From the foregoing, gender equality is now at the nerve-centre of the global development agenda. Recognizing the disparities in education for boys and girls, we work to sensitize locals on the importance of educating girls. This helps break the cycle of poverty since educated women are less likely to contract early marriages against their will, less likely to die in childbirth, more likely to have healthy babies and send their children to school.