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 Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) “Treating women as second-class citizens is a bad tradition; it holds you back. There’s no excuse for sexual assault or domestic violence, there’s no reason that young girls should suffer genital mutilation, there’s no place in a civilized society for the early or forced marriage of children. These traditions mayRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) It’s quite ironical that we men are the loudest wen it comes to what women do with their bodies, reproductive system and all other women’s sphere of life. Key among them whether or not women should give birth, whether or not they need to use contraceptives, how many kids theyRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury of the female genital organs of the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The most common type of FGM here in Kenya is the incision. This is where the clitoris is removedRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) Seme is one of the sub-counties in Kenya with the highest levels of teenage pregnancy. It is estimated that 2 out of 5 teenage girls are pregnant or have babies. This has greatly contributed to high rates of school dropout. Teenage pregnancy has serious health implications including complications to these youngRead More
By Esther Wambui (@KelsieKim ) How to abort has consistently been one of the most asked questions online by Kenyans according to Google Zeitgeist results. In deed a quick search on the world’s most popular search engine produces multiple results, majority of which are incorrect, harmful, troubling and bordering on suicidal. It is thus notRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) The events are still fresh on my mind. It all started on 15 of September when Lilian, our house help, dragged me aside for a private chat. From the contours on her face, it was clear that this was a very grave matter. In deed it was. Her elder sisterRead More