Africa’s Young women claim their rightful place at the AU Summit

By Catherine Nyambura Africa’s young women have risen to the occasion and are grabbing their critical spaces at the pinnacle of the African Union. The 2017 theme of the African Union;“Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth” offers a great opportunity in sustaining the “Africa Rising” and “Agenda 2063” narratives to seize the […]

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Feeling the Temperatures on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights

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 […]

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    Question; Quais são os principais direitos de saúde, reprodutivos e sexuais que afligem às mulheres jovens e adolescentes, particularmente em Moçambique? A situação de violação de direitos das mulheres jovens e adolescentes ainda é preocupante, visto que a mulher ainda continua a ser o rosto de todos malefícios da sociedade. O contexto socio- […]

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On Sunday 5th March, FEMNET was part of 28 regional teams of passionate young women and girls that participated in the Global Goals World Cup (GGWCUP) that was hosted at the Impala Grounds in Nairobi. This football tournament, unlike normal football matches, was aimed at advocating for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and participating […]

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Insights from Juliana Odindo on #Voices  Q1. What barriers do young women living with HIV face in accessing Contraception? Young women living with HIV don’t have many contraceptive options. This is due to the fact that they are forced to reduce the pill burden  given that some of the Anti-retrovirals interact with some of the […]

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The Young Women’s Leadership Institute (YWLI) a member of FEMNET from Kenya is a feminist center of excellence for young women’s leadership that was founded in 1999 as a platform to facilitate young women’s engagement and integration into the women’s movement in Kenya and in national governance and development processes. As a young women led organization, YWLI main area […]

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