At Last, Liz Can Exhale

A Nairobi court finally sentenced three men involved in a shocking rape case that had sparked international outrage.

Kenyan Activists Mobilize Against Abortion Stigma for September 28 Campaign

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.

Death Sentence in Kenya Abortion Case Results in Police Harassment of Health Care Workers

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.

Erin Burnett Speaks with Women’s Rights Activists from Africa and Asia

  • September 23, 2014

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).

Progress in the Face of Adversity: Activists Discuss Setbacks and Challenges for Women’s Rights

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.

Dr. John Nyamu Talks About Access to Abortion in Kenya

  • May 20, 2014

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.

Prof. Joseph Karanja Talks About Unsafe Abortion in Kenya

  • May 20, 2014

IWHC President Françoise Girard interviewed Professor Joseph Karanja, Chairman of Reproductive Health Services, about unsafe abortion in Kenya.

FEMNET’s Yvette Kathurima: Advancing Women’s and Girls’ Rights in Africa

  • May 20, 2014

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 communication activities that promote gender equality and social justice and works to build the women’s movement in Africa. Before joining FEMNET, Yvette…

Working for the Promise of Safe Abortion Services in Kenya

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.

Kenyan Program Empowers Women and Girls to Support Themselves

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.