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2 December 2021
Press Release

UNFPA launches bodyright, a new ‘copyright’ symbol to demand protection from online violence

“It’s time for technology companies and policymakers to take digital violence seriously,” said UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem. “Right now, corporate logos and copyrighted IP receive... Read more

29 November 2021
UK International Ambassador for Human Rights, H.E Ms. Rita French and Anti-FGM Board CEO Bernadette Loloju visit community-based organization  Illaramatak Community Concerns that is working to end FGM in Kajiado County

UK International Ambassador for Human Rights tours UNFPA projects in Kenya

The United Kingdom continues to be a strong voice for the advancement of human rights, including through support to UNFPA in promoting sexual and reproductive health rights for women and girls in the... Read more

22 November 2021

Kenya reports progress in realizing ICPD25 commitments on 2nd Anniversary of Nairobi Summit

The implementation of national commitments made during the Nairobi Summit on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPPD25) is on track but will require refined strategies to... Read more

9 November 2021

Overcoming barriers to contraceptive access for sex workers in Kilifi County

Lured by the promise of work in Kilifi County’s booming tourism industry, 22-year-old Selina* left her upcountry home of Kisii for the coastal county, where she found work as a waitress at a top... Read more

8 November 2021

Kenya’s GBV helpline HAK 1195: Leveraging on data to offer survivor-centered services

With the announcement of Covid-19 containment measures such as national lockdowns and stay-at-home orders in early March 2020, a spike in calls received by the national helpline for gender-based... Read more

7 November 2021

Demystifying myths and breaking information barriers on contraception among Kenya’s youth

Shortly after graduating from high school, 22-year-old Doris Kemunto enrolled in the National Youth Service (NYS), a voluntary work and educational program for young Kenyans that offers paramilitary... Read more

12 August 2021

Young Innovator working to fight hunger through climate-smart farming

“It’s hard to believe looking at me now, but as a young student in university I would go for months without food, surviving on one meal a day,” says Daniel Wanderi. “Nobody should have to go through... Read more

29 July 2021

Breaking the silence on sexual violence in Kilifi, Kenya

KILIFI, Kenya—There is a particular case of sexual violence that the counsellors at Kilifi County Referral Hospital’s trauma counselling ward recall well – that of a ten-year-old boy who was attacked... Read more

10 July 2021

World Population Day Statement: The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day   The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population. For some, it has led some to postponing... Read more

30 June 2021

Generation Equality: Kenya unveils new commitments to accelerate end to gender-based violence

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled a new plan aimed at accelerating progress towards gender equality and ending gender based violence in Kenya by 2026.  The policy brief titled “Kenya’s... Read more