In the words of Janet Jackson, circa 1986, “It’s the pleasure principle!” Yet, those of us working to advance the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescent girls often forget this and are reluctant to talk about pleasure.
Many governments refuse to provide comprehensive sexuality education to young people, leaving a void of information about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Local organizations like TICAH are working to fill that void.
TICAH's aim is to promote health, with a focus on good relationships, healthy households, and community action.
Southwestern Kenya has the worst statistics in the country with respect to teen pregnancies and STIs amongst girls, and high rates of maternal mortality, and unsafe abortions. Monica Oguttu talks about what her organization, KMET, is doing to help adolescent girls and young women be healthy and thrive.
Meet Monica Oguttu, a strong advocate and leader who is making significant advances for girls' and women's health and rights in Kenya.
The song “Nerea” by the boy band Sauti Sol has caused a major firestorm in Kenya because it shames women and stigmatizes abortion. But can something good come out of the dialogue it has provoked?
Esther Kimani and Jedidah Maina are effecting change in local communities and fostering a new generation of activists.
There is "girl power" at the UN this week. While the halls of power are still filled with older men, young women are making their mark here, and beyond.
A Nairobi court finally sentenced three men involved in a shocking rape case that had sparked international outrage.
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.