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 Admin, Background The Network of Adolescent and Youth of Africa (NAYA) is a youth-led organisation founded by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in October 2001 during the Second Adolescent International Conference. NAYA seeks to recruit Programme Officer-Advocacy for a 17 months project. The Programme Officer-Advocacy will coordinate NAYA’s programme implementation in Migori andRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) Nyalenda slums in Kisumu County houses a lot of teenage mothers. Achieng was brave enough to share her story with me. “I wanted to finish school and become a hair dresser but my wishes never came true. I got pregnant at the age of 13 and I was forcedRead More
Image Courtesy new.devon.gov.uk By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) and Brenda Mageka While great awareness has been raised about sexual violence against women in Kenya, much less is known about the problem of sexual abuse of children. Studies suggest that more than 7,200 children, including infants, are defiled, molested and sodomised every year. Experts further believeRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) On 27 march in Kuoyo Kaila Kisumu County I saw the consequences of unsafe abortion first hand when a young lady screamed desperately to get help for her 16 year old sister. Immediately I ran towards her house to find her sister in a bad state. I was horrified byRead More
Image Courtesy: SOS Children’s Villages By Mackiche Mackiche (@mackiche_victor ) A forced marriage is a marriage that is performed under duress and without the full and informed consent or free will of both parties, in this case the final decisions are usually made by the parents. In most of our communities in Kenya someRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) Lifestyle trends and styles tend to change every year. Some of them have become an integral part of the local culture like going to a local pub for a pint or two. Shisha smoking has been here for a long time but it has quickly become the first choice leisureRead More