Young people are increasingly recognized as the best agents for change because they place a greater hope in their power to shape our future. However in most African countries, majority of young people are trapped in poverty, with few opportunities to learn or to earn a decent living
Whenever a girl’s potential goes unrealized, we all lose. With support from family, community and nation, and the full realization of her rights, a 10 year-old girl can thrive and help bring about the future we all want.
Many parents and teachers usually think that discussing sex with teenagers is a taboo and embarrassing, and has largely contributed to the rising cases of teenage pregnancy by encouraging promiscuity.
Access to safe, accurate, high quality, affordable, acceptable and voluntary family planning is a basic human right yet thousands of young girls and women who want to avoid pregnancy in Kenya’s rural areas lack access to family planning information and services.
Kenya is a youthful nation. According to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, Kenya has a population of over 40 million people. 45% of the Kenyan population is young people below the age of 15 years and 15% of the Kenyan population is young people between the ages of 15-24 years. But how many of these young people are getting comprehensive sexuality education?
My name is Michael Okun Oliech from Kisumu County, am 21 years old and I am a HIV youth champion. In the community they call me Mr. Condom because I usually distribute condoms to young people for free. I like it when people call me Mr. Condom instead of my real name because the word condom makes people question: what is the use of a condom? Why do we need to talk about it? This name sends a message to every individual in the community.
I had only two months left for me to join the University of my Dream. I had worked hard in high school and finally my hard work bore fruits. I got an A plain and I was called to do Law at the University of Nairobi. My dream had finally come true.
Imagine having a secret, a secret so terrible that if you were to reveal it, your family would disown you. Your community would treat you as an outcast and accuse you for violating societal, cultural and religious values. Your friends would say you are sick and you need help and your neighbors would say you are dirty.outcasts hence making it difficult for them access sexual and reproductive health and rights services and information.Saying someone should not be gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual just because it goes agains
Withdrawal or pull out method is when a man pulls his penis out of the vagina before ejaculation to keep sperms out of the vagina hence preventing pregnancy during sex. It is estimated that over 40 million couples in the world rely on this oldest way to practice birth control.
I am not going to tell you my name or show you my face but I will tell you about my battle with HIV stigma in school. I am 13 years old. I was born with HIV. I have been taking my medicine every day because the doctor said I could live a long and a happy life if I took my medication on a daily basis.
I contracted HIV from a guy I was seeing. He told me that he knew his HIV status and I believed him because I loved him so much. We decided to take our relationship to the next step which was to trust each other enough to have unprotected sex.
It is the Kenyan culture that men are considered superior to women. They are more often than not referred to as the “the head of the house” the only person who has the right to make decisions; women’s voices are not to be heard
By Diana Anyango
By Solomon Koko and Vincent Kejitan
By Solomon Koko
By Vincent Kejitan