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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

24 June 2021

Empowering Kenyan women and girls with disabilities in managing menstrual health

Anne Wanjiru found out she had gotten her first period when a boarding school classmate told her she had stained her dress. No one had ever explained menstruation to her, so the then-14-year-old, who... Read more

9 June 2021

KenyaNiMimi dialogue kickstarts development of youth-led solutions in Kenya’s upper eastern region

The #KenyaNiMimi initiative is a dialogue platform by the youth for the youth that is aimed at stimulating youth participation in social, economic, and leadership processes. Following its successful... Read more

7 June 2021

For women and girls in vulnerable settings, menstrual health remains urgent human rights issue.

In Nairobi’s Mukuru Kwa Reuben informal settlement, young adolescent girls living in low-income households know only too well the challenges involved in managing menstruation. As fourteen year old... Read more

27 May 2021

Kenyan Women living with fistula find hope from free surgery

Mary Munuhi* has travelled 200 kilometers from her home in Meru to the Kenyatta National Hospital located in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi. She is here to seek medical help at a free fistula camp... Read more

21 May 2021

“Recovering from fistula gave me my life back”- A Survivor’s story

In 2003, a then 24 year old Lilian Kegode was excited to be expecting her first child. She only had one worry on her mind, she could not afford the Kshs 3,000 ($30) needed to give birth at the local... Read more

12 May 2021

Key takeaways from the Kenya Country Office RBM Seal pause and reflect

In 2019, the Kenya Country Office was among 12 pilot countries that applied and was selected to participate in the roll-out of the results-based management (RBM) Seal, a corporate certification used... Read more