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) Image Courtesy: afromum.com Abortion is a medical process of ending a pregnancy and is also known as termination of pregnancy. It is estimated that 1 in 3 women in the world will have an abortion in her life time. There are two types of abortion; safe abortion is theRead More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) Adolescent account for 24% of the Kenyan population. They face severe challenges to their lives particularly in relation to their sexual and reproductive health as they transition to adult hood. High cases of HIV infection and unintended pregnancies are some of the main problems young people face in Kenya.Read More
By Michael Oliech Okunson (@MikeOkunson) Over 9 million Kenyans are adolescents aged 10 to 19 years. In Kenya adolescents face many sexual and reproductive health challenges such as early pregnancies, STIs and HIV. According to the Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2014, 11% of girls and 20% of boys aged 15 to 19 years started toRead More
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