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Fact Sheet: U.S. Work for Abandonment of Female Cutting

February 22, 2012

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18 February 2012 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 18, 2012 2011/254 FACT SHEET The U.S. Government Working for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional practice that ranges from nicking to total removal of the external female genitalia. An estimated 100 to 145 million women […]

KENYA: Tackling underage sex work in Nyanza’s gold mines

February 8, 2012

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NYATIKE, 7 February 2012 (PlusNews) – Inside a smoky makeshift kiosk, Julie*, 16, can hardly cope with the demand from her clients for a cup of tea and a snack – the men are parched from their work as gold miners in the western Kenyan district of Nyatike. Photo: Kenneth Odiwuor/IRINMiners in Nyatike have money […]

KENYA: The downside of male involvement in PMTCT

January 18, 2012

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KISUMU, 16 January 2012 (PlusNews) – Involving men is increasingly being promoted as a key element in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and while its benefits are well-documented – in one Kenyan study it reduced the risks of vertical transmission and infant mortality by more than 40 percent compared with no involvement – […]

‘Taking Root’ Filmmaker Remembers Wangari Maathai

January 5, 2012

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By Lisa MertonWeNews commentatorThursday, January 5, 2012 “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” is broadcast tonight on PBS. Here, Lisa Merton looks back on making the film in Kenya and struggling to capture the sense of divinity and hope projected by the recently deceased Nobel laureate. (WOMENSENEWS)–My engagement with the late Kenyan environmentalist Wangari […]

‘Taking Root’ Filmmaker Remembers Wangari Maathai

January 5, 2012

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By Lisa MertonWeNews commentatorThursday, January 5, 2012 “Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai” is broadcast tonight on PBS. Here, Lisa Merton looks back on making the film in Kenya and struggling to capture the sense of divinity and hope projected by the recently deceased Nobel laureate. (WOMENSENEWS)–My engagement with the late Kenyan environmentalist Wangari […]

KENYA-SOMALIA: Breaking with tradition on reproductive health

September 14, 2011

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14 Sep 2011 14:15Source: Content partner // IRIN DADAAB, 14 September 2011 (IRIN) – Most Somali women fleeing to northeastern Kenya’s Dadaab in northeastern Kenya have never visited an antenatal clinic, let alone given birth in a hospital. “When I see an expectant mother or one with a small child, I ask them whether they […]

KENYA-SOMALIA: Breaking with tradition on reproductive health

September 14, 2011

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14 Sep 2011 14:15Source: Content partner // IRIN DADAAB, 14 September 2011 (IRIN) – Most Somali women fleeing to northeastern Kenya’s Dadaab in northeastern Kenya have never visited an antenatal clinic, let alone given birth in a hospital. “When I see an expectant mother or one with a small child, I ask them whether they […]

Women’s march to power is painfully slow

August 21, 2011

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By MARIA NZOMOPosted Saturday, August 20 2011 at 18:05 To understand the passion, the anger and the frustration being expressed by Kenyan women and other gender-friendly groups with the implementation the new Constitution, one would need to have a full appreciation of their many years of struggle to achieve them; only to become “contentious issues”. […]

Women’s march to power is painfully slow

August 21, 2011

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By MARIA NZOMOPosted Saturday, August 20 2011 at 18:05 To understand the passion, the anger and the frustration being expressed by Kenyan women and other gender-friendly groups with the implementation the new Constitution, one would need to have a full appreciation of their many years of struggle to achieve them; only to become “contentious issues”. […]

Child ‘drought brides’ sold secretly in Kenya

August 8, 2011

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04 Aug 2011 08:00Source: trustlaw // Katy Migiro A newly arrived refugee family walks to a reception centre in Baley settlement near the Ifo extension refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya This story is part of a TrustLaw special report on child marriage By Katy Migiro HABASWEIN, Kenya, […]

Child ‘drought brides’ sold secretly in Kenya

August 8, 2011

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04 Aug 2011 08:00Source: trustlaw // Katy Migiro A newly arrived refugee family walks to a reception centre in Baley settlement near the Ifo extension refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border, July 27, 2011. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya This story is part of a TrustLaw special report on child marriage By Katy Migiro HABASWEIN, Kenya, […]

Somali Women Fleeing Famine Preyed On By Rapists

August 6, 2011

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KATHARINE HOURELD 07/31/11 01:25 PM ET DADAAB, Kenya — Refugee Barwago Mohamud huddles silently beneath a few blankets stretched over sticks at night, fearing for her life after a neighbor was raped, and a naked woman who had been kidnapped and gang-raped for three days in front of her terrified children was delivered to the […]

Somali Women Fleeing Famine Preyed On By Rapists

August 6, 2011

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KATHARINE HOURELD 07/31/11 01:25 PM ET DADAAB, Kenya — Refugee Barwago Mohamud huddles silently beneath a few blankets stretched over sticks at night, fearing for her life after a neighbor was raped, and a naked woman who had been kidnapped and gang-raped for three days in front of her terrified children was delivered to the […]

Kenya: Government funds free sanitary pads for schoolgirls

July 30, 2011

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It is the norm in Kenya for girls to miss school when they are menstruating due to the lack of sanitary pads. But a new gender-responsive approach to budgeting could change this Miriam Gathigah for IPS, part of the Guardian development network guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 July 2011 If used efficiently, the funding will reduce absenteeism […]

Kenya: Government funds free sanitary pads for schoolgirls

July 30, 2011

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It is the norm in Kenya for girls to miss school when they are menstruating due to the lack of sanitary pads. But a new gender-responsive approach to budgeting could change this Miriam Gathigah for IPS, part of the Guardian development network guardian.co.uk, Friday 29 July 2011 If used efficiently, the funding will reduce absenteeism […]

Food Insecurity Caused by Climate Change Affects Family Planning in Kenya

July 29, 2011

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by Dorah Nesoba 07/29/2011 by CIFOR NAIROBI, KENYA – It is early evening, and one of the fast food outlets in the South C Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is bustling with activity as hungry souls troop in one after the other. But Paul Mwangi, a taxi operator, says that no matter what he […]

Food Insecurity Caused by Climate Change Affects Family Planning in Kenya

July 29, 2011

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by Dorah Nesoba 07/29/2011 by CIFOR NAIROBI, KENYA – It is early evening, and one of the fast food outlets in the South C Shopping Center in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is bustling with activity as hungry souls troop in one after the other. But Paul Mwangi, a taxi operator, says that no matter what he […]

Kung Fu Grannies Combat Rape in Kenya

July 26, 2011

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As government, police and residents struggle to reduce rape incidences in Kenya, a group of grannies in a Nairobi slum is taking matters into their own hands. A local organization here trains elderly women to defend themselves against attackers. by Rose Odengo 07/26/2011 by Rose Odengo, GPI Reporter NAIROBI, KENYA – Shanty houses made from […]

Kung Fu Grannies Combat Rape in Kenya

July 26, 2011

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As government, police and residents struggle to reduce rape incidences in Kenya, a group of grannies in a Nairobi slum is taking matters into their own hands. A local organization here trains elderly women to defend themselves against attackers. by Rose Odengo 07/26/2011 by Rose Odengo, GPI Reporter NAIROBI, KENYA – Shanty houses made from […]