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13 January 2021
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Breaking the silence that led to a high teenage pregnancy rate in a Kenyan county

KILIFI COUNTY, Kenya—The diminutive figure wields a surprisingly strong, authoritative voice. Fourteen young mothers are listening to Priscilla Chingulu, who is adept at inspiring crowds. For a... Read more

24 December 2020
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Women at the Feminist Centre in Kibera Nairobi

Ending violence requires open discussions about stereotypes and norms

Sexual violence is not a women’s problem, nor a girl’s problem. It is an entire society’s problem because it affects us all. Breaking down harmful stereotypes and bringing men and boys into the... Read more

24 December 2020
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Accelerating the delivery of ICPD25 commitments through women empowerment

President Uhuru Kenyatta was the chief guest at the recently held MYWO annual general meeting, where UNFPA partnered with the organization to sensitize over 760 delegates on the 17 commitments made... Read more

24 December 2020
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UNFPA Partners with Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. to Empower Women and Girls in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, 25th December, 2020- The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to be felt in Kenya, particularly during this last quarter of the year, which has recorded more cases and an... Read more

7 December 2020
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From left to right: CAS Nadia Adalla, CS Joe Mucheru, H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, CS Margaret Kobia and Dr Ademola Olajide

President Kenyatta Commissions Youth-Led National Campaign to Promote Youth Participation and Empowerment.

Nairobi, 7th December, 2020- President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially commissioned the #KenyaNiMimi youth campaign, a nationwide initiative to drive youth dialogue and engagement  in social, economic... Read more

2 November 2020
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Using Farming Models to Teach Family Planning in Homa Bay

For Joshua Okundi, resigning from his teaching job in 2014 in order to sensitize his community about the importance of family planning was a no brainer. Okundi runs a community-based organization... Read more

2 November 2020
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Use Societal Approach to Address the Menace of Teenage Pregnancies in Kenya Opinion Piece by Dr Ademola Olajide and Dr Githinji Kariuki

Half of adolescent (15-19 years) pregnancies in developing regions are unintended and over half end in, often, unsafe abortion. In Kenya, 900,000 girls aged 10-19 were reported pregnant at health... Read more

26 October 2020
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Dissolving Gender Norms through the Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya---The Boda-Boda (motorcycle taxi) sector plays host to millions of young people in the country. While great strides have been made to improve the sector in terms of safety, viability... Read more

20 October 2020
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Improving the Lives of Women and Girls in Kibera: Voices from the Feminist Centre

Adolescent girls and young women in the sprawling Kibra slums flock to the ‘The Feministfor Peace, Rights and Justice Centre’ (FPRJC) offices to access contraception and sanitary wear. The Centre has... Read more

17 October 2020
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Survivors and their allies: Youth leading the fight against FGM in Kenya’s hotspot counties

ISIOLO/MARSABIT, Kenya - The race to end female genital mutilation (FGM)  is on, in Kenya, following a commitment by President Uhuru Kenyatta to eliminate FGM in the country by the year 2022. Young... Read more

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