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9 April 2021

Period Poverty: The Weak Link in Ending Gender Based Violence : Dr Olajide is UNFPA Representative. Ms Mbugua is a Gender Equality Champion, author and Media Personality with the Inua Dada Foundation

The onset of menstruation can undermine girls’ human rights and push them to the vulnerable margins of society. It is not always an exciting affirmation of rich womanhood.    In many places around... Read more

31 March 2021

Soap making initiative aids in Covid-19 economic recovery and fight against gender-based violence in Kibera

Eunice Ajiambo lives in Gatwekera, one of the thirteen villages that make up Kibera, Africa’s largest urban informal settlement located in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. She is a single mother of four... Read more

8 March 2021

Celebrating choice and options in the management of menstrual hygiene

 Many incredible women have responded to the challenges that the pandemic has brought and have been a part of the solution to help ensure the menstrual health needs of many are met in Kenya. They... Read more

4 February 2021

Reformed cutters protect the next generation from female genital mutilation in Kenya

TAMUGH, WEST POKOT COUNTY, Kenya – More than 10,000 girls over 30 years. That’s how many girls three women here cut in female genital mutilation rituals – almost one girl a day, every day, spanning... Read more

28 January 2021

Kenya takes stock of gains made one year after the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

NAIROBI, Kenya, 28th January 2021- In November 2019, Kenya played host to over 8,000 delegates from 173 countries who gathered in Nairobi to recommit to the goals set forth at the International... Read more

13 January 2021

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
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

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

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
Press Release
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