IWHC works in Kenya to ensure that adolescent girls, especially poor and marginalized girls, get the basic services and support they need to become healthy and empowered women.
We also partner with advocates who are leading efforts to ensure women have access to safe, legal, and comprehensive abortion services.
Kenya’s September 28 campaign took up the slogan, “Stand Up, Speak Out,” and activists hope this is only the beginning of sustained action to end abortion stigma.
In RH Reality Check this week, IWHC President Françoise Girard blogged about the case of a Kenya nurse who was handed a death sentence after he was convicted of causing the death of a young woman following complications from a botched abortion in 2009.
At the International Women’s Health Coalition’s 30th Anniversary, CNN’s Erin Burnett moderated a discussion on progress for women and girls in Africa and Asia with Fadekemi Akinfaderin (Education as a Vaccine, Nigeria), Sheena Hadi (Aahung, Pakistan) and Yvette Kathurima (FEMNET, Kenya).
To mark the 30th anniversary of the International Women’s Health Coalition earlier this month, IWHC hosted a panel discussion with three young women activists to assess the progress we’ve made and address the challenges that lie ahead for women’s rights.
IWHC President Françoise Girard interviewed Dr. John Nyamu, Executive Director of Reproductive Health Services, about his work to expand access to safe abortion services in Kenya.
IWHC President Françoise Girard interviewed Professor Joseph Karanja, Chairman of Reproductive Health Services, about unsafe abortion in Kenya.
Yvette Kathurima is the Head of Advocacy at FEMNET, the African Women’s Development and Communication Network,a Pan-African membership- based organization working to advance women’s rights. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, FEMNET coordinates advocacy and commu …
The implementation of the 2010 Constitution in Kenya should have made it possible for all women in need of an abortion to attain one legally and safely through the public health system. But that hasn’t been the case so far. Meet two doctors who are working to make safe abortion accessible to all Kenyan women.
The Kisumu Medical and Education Trust’s Sisterhood for Change program infuses vocational training with sexual and reproductive health information and services for young women and girls in southwestern Kenya.
The challenges facing girls in Kenya, especially in southwestern Kenya, are daunting. The region, formerly known as Nyanza province, has the worst statistics in Kenya with respect to teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections including HIV infec …