Kenya

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Nowhere in the World is Safe for Women

Violence against women is a vice that has continued to be a serious global health and human rights issue. It touches millions of women and girls in every community in every part of the world. Up to 70 percent of women and girls experience violence

Food Security From the Ground Up

This is a guest post by Debby Rooney, cofounder of BEADS for Education. Teenagers in Kenya, like 16-year-old Charity, know devastating drought and famine firsthand. Charity can still recall the memories of a devastating drought and famine in 2009: A great famine befell the land

Huru International: Empowering Girls. Period.

The Huru International team arrived mid-afternoon at Gatie Primary School in Kenya’s Gatundo North, where our matatu was quickly surrounded by curious and welcoming school children and administrators.  Preparing for today’s Huru Kit Distribution, we were led to an upstairs classroom and watched from the narrow

Speaking with Girls’ Globe Bloggers!

Girls’ Globe is an amazing global network of young women who in various ways are dedicating their time and energy to strengthening the rights and health of women and girls. It is through individuals like these that change is made and we are thrilled to be

Fighting HIV in Kenya: Stories from the Field

Three years ago, I spent the summer working in Eldoret, Kenya with the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) program at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.  The program, founded by the visionary Dr. Joseph Mamlin, specializes in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention and boasts a catchment

Faces of Courage: Images of mothers and their children by Mark Tuschman

Mark Tuschman is an award winning photographer who has traveled extensively intentionally for many foundations, NGOs and corporate social responsibility programs. He has a passionate interest in promoting the basic human rights of women and girls and plans to publish a book: Faces of Courage:

“You Have A Rubberstamp.”

During school visits in West-Pokot, Kenya, we shared our first menses experience and asked young girls to do the same. At first nobody had the courage to stand up, but after a few minutes a young girl named Joy raised her hand and told her story:

Empower Girls. Period.

  “When I was in lower primary,” Edith explained, “I used to pass and pass well in my exams. But after my period…  I missed classes.  My teachers complained and my friends wondered why I was not coming to school for the day or the

Uplifting A People and Place

Winnie Anyango lives in a modest apartment on the outskirts of Nairobi. Concrete floors and walls are softened by brightly colored paint. Handmade doilies line her furniture, a popular way of decorating in Kenya. A corner of the living room is dedicated to her worship.

Breaking the Silence on Menstruation and Hygiene for Adolescent Girls

Adolescence is a transitional phase in life from childhood to adulthood and is something worth celebrating. Unfortunately, for many girls adolescence remains a crucial yet challenging life stage because of its physical and psychological changes – one being menstruation. On any given day, 300 million

Akili Dada and Women’s Leadership: Lessons from Mandela

Akili Dada is an international award-winning leadership incubator nurturing a generation of young African women from underprivileged backgrounds whose commitment to the underserved is transforming their communities. Akili Dada’s development curriculum creates the foundation on which young women ages 13-35 build their skills and earn the essential

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