The controversies that cloud the sexual and reproductive health and rights discussions are deeply intertwined with various perspectives. One would be the reproductive rights debate that is multi dimensional. The debate on reproductive rights has been angled from religious, moral, public health and women’s rights perspectives. As a feminist I like to gravitate towards it […]
By Otina Kennedy* In many African communities, cultural leaders are increasingly under pressure to remain relevant in light of increasing awareness and advancements on human rights for women and men. There are many cultural practices that are in direct conflict with some of the national and regional laws, especially those which focus on the rights […]
By Bethseba Akoyo The United Nation’s International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12th every year to acknowledge the efforts of the youth in society and foster an understanding of issues affecting the youth. This year’s theme of the International Youth Day is “Youth and Mental Health” under the motto “Mental Health Awareness”. The United […]
Happy World Population Day!
June 25th, 2014 We representatives of women’s rights, faith and community-based, civil society organizations, media and government from over 14 countries across the continent convened to deliberate on ‘Strengthening African Women’s Voices in the Post-2015 Processes’and the Africa We Want and Need. We recognize that the Common African Position (CAP) has strong commitments to ensure that “No person – regardless […]
Fighting the Elephant in the Room: The Case of Weka Condom Mpangoni Campaign By Felister Makandi Last month national AIDS and STI control programme (NASCOP) found itself in a tight spot due to a condom advert it was sponsoring. The advert dubbed “weka condom mpangoni” in English translated as “include condom in the plan” starts […]
By Hannah Ondiek HIV/AIDS is a major problem in Africa especially for women. As one of the objectives of the African Women’s Decade 2010-2020, themed “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Bottom up Approach”, HIV/AIDS is given priority as one of the ten focus themes to be addressed. There has been a considerable amount of […]