As a network, we commit ourselves to the following core values and principles in all we do
To advocate for the implementation of policies and legislation on adolescent and youth sexual reproductive health through dissemination of information, championing and promoting their rights at national and community level.
By Praxides Mavale, (@Praxides_mavale) She cuts the figure of a run-down woman almost crumbling at the sheer weight of the world on her tiny shoulders. Atieno* is just sixteen years old, yet in her tiny world, she has been to hell and back. When we meet Atieno at her grandmother’s house in Bonde village, sheRead More
(Young girls carry water on the train tracks that run through the Kibera Slum. Photo by Colin Crowly. Image Courtesy, Trip.me) By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) Currently urban poverty is gradually surpassing rural poverty. According to data from the Word Bank, by 2030 poverty will become more predominant in urban areas. It is estimated thatRead More
(Pauline with her daughter during the interview.) By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) The 2pm sun is overhead in all its glory as I approach Mama Eli’s homestead to meet up with Pauline Auma, her seventeen year old daughter. I find her enjoying the cold breeze under a tree, her six months old daughter in herRead More
By Robert Aseda, (@Varaq) The Supreme Court in the United States last week declared that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry. This ruling that came during June Pride celebrations for the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Intersex and Queer has once again revived the debate on sexual rights and on the broader aspect of sexualRead More
(Image Courtesy of @dance4lifeke) By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) The term Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) was not familiar to me until when I joined NAYA Kenya and I got to learn about SRHR. SRHR is actually about people having the right to have safe sex, enjoyable sex in life and to decideRead More
(NAYA Kisumu Advocates Forum) 12 year old Anyango* talked to Youth Advocate Michael Okun Oliech (@MikeOkunson) during a NAYA Youth Forum. Here’s her heart wrenching story. #################################### My name is Anyango*. I am 12 years old. And this is my story. I am a standard five pupil at Bonde Primary School. Did I tell youRead More