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3 December 2021

Kenya marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities with a call for greater inclusion and accessibility

Marked annually on 3rd December, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities highlights the challenges, barriers and opportunities for persons with disabilities. His Excellency President Uhuru... Read more

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

30 November 2021

A survivor’s story: “My father now sees the value of educating girls and eradicating FGM.”

Sitting behind her desk at the  Illaramatak Community Concern (ICC) offices in Kajiado county, 23 year old Rose Masaruan is a vision of the ultimate professional as she goes over the organization’s... Read more

29 November 2021

Kajiado County models a collaborative approach to ending FGM

At 78%, the FGM prevalence rate in Kajiado County is amongst the highest in Kenya (KDHS, 2014). Eliminating FGM in the county takes effort due to the pastoralist nature of resident communities. With... 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

16 November 2021
Young girls engage in play at the Morning Star Primary School in Kalobeyei settlement

Collaborating through sports to end gender-based violence in Kakuma and Kalobeyei refugee settlements

Two years after opening its doors to the community at the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement, the gender-based violence (GBV) Recovery Center established at the Kalobeyei Hospital remains a boon for... 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