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4 November 2021

Regional Action Plan to end cross-border FGM unveiled

A costed regional Action Plan to end cross-border Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in the East African region countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, and Ethiopia has been launched. The plan was... Read more

28 October 2021
Young men take part in a group exercise during a Nitasimama Imara workshop in Elgeyo Marakwet County

Empowering young men as champions in ending violence against women and girls

At the age of 16, Kevin Ruto was devastated to learn that one of his friends had died after suffering complications related to female genital mutilation (FGM). “I remember going home and begging my... Read more

13 October 2021

Drought threatens fight against FGM in West Pokot County

Kenya is experiencing a severe drought situation that is forecast to continue all the way into early 2022. This is as a result of depressed rainfall during the short rains season (October, November... Read more

5 October 2021
Doctors perform fistula repair surgery at the Webuye referral hospital, Bungoma county

Fistula camp tackles Covid-19 related backlog of cases to restore dignity to women

After more than two decades of suffering in silence, 52-year-old Gladys Nasiembe was finally able to put a name to her ailment when she heard a radio announcement about a fistula treatment camp... 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

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