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THE VOICE OF AN AFRICAN GIRL CHILD

Multiple barriers prevent children, particularly girls, from enjoying a positive start in life and being able to thrive. Inequalities and traditional practices can mean that young children fail to get the vital care and support they need. Gender discrimination and son preference in many societies limit girls’ chances of surviving and thriving. Then, throughout their […]
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I CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE

Gender inequality and discrimination against girls mean they are often robbed of the right to make their own life decisions – from what happens to their bodies, to when and to whom they marry. Teenage pregnancy can rob girls of their potential by ceasing their education and giving them adult responsibilities. An estimated 29% adolescent […]
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WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO IMPROVE ADOLESCENT SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IN WEST POKOT COUNTY

Invest in Adolescent friendly services Increased investment in adolescent friendly service provision – consistently in supply of commodities, construction of youth friendly centers and training of health service providers on youth friendly services. Better Implementation of laws, policies affecting adolescent sexual and reproductive health. Implementation of the National Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive policy (2015) at […]
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WHY DO YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE DIFFICULTY ACCESSING SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES?

Young people face a number of obstacles accessing sexual and reproductive health services. These barriers relate to availability and accessibility as well as the quality of the services provided. For example, laws and policies may limit young people’s access to services and contraceptives, and health centers may only address the needs of married women. Entrenched […]
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YOU AND I CAN END FGM!

#Act2EndFGM in Kenya YOU AND I CAN END FGM! There has been a progress towards achieving zero FGM over the last three decades .Nonetheless, eliminating FGM by 2030 across the country requires additional efforts. It is still being practiced in remote areas of West Pokot County especially in North Pokot and Central Pokot sub-counties. This…
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MA YOUTH NA FP

Unmet need for Family Planning among adolescents and young People (aged 14-24 years) in west Pokot County is still a hurdle towards adolescents and young people realization of their basic rights, in deciding freely and responsibly if, when and how many children they want, Most importantly prevention of unintended pregnancies Fig 1: Above Faith a […]
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SAFER IS FUN!!!! CONDOMIZE

SAFER IS FUN!!!! CONDOMIZE Declares Kenya joins the world in celebrating International condoms Day 2021 We conducted online dialogues and radio talk shows on the need for safer sex as the youths head to Valentines tomorrow . We have also distributed over 7000  Male condoms  to the community International Condom Day (ICD) is an informal […]
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2 DAYS TO GO!!!!! #HEARTS4ARTFESTIVAL2020

Only 2 days left for this years 3rd Annual Hearts 4 Art Festival & Awards to take place in West Pokot county on 19th December 2020. This event has been waited for quite a very long time “This event will offer an opportunity for the youths to showcase how Art as been a key pillar […]
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#rhnkconference2020

In an effort to address the three zeros; zero unmet needs for family planning, zero unmet gender based violence and zero unmet mortality deaths, we attended the 4th #rhnkconference2020 in Diani, Kwale County, a platform where we explored the relevance of digital platforms in enhancing the SRHR/FP needs of young people. We also shared and […]
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