IYD 2014 – Improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for young adolescents in Kenya

Renate Baehr Youth Empowerment

It’s not easy to be a young person living in Kenya today. Compared with adults, adolescents are at higher risk of illness and even death from pregnancy related complications, HIV infection, or other sexually transmitted infections. In addition, unintended pregnancy is often the main cause for girls leaving formal education, the consequences of which can take a toll on their …

International Youth Day 2014 – Helping young people talk about their sexual health

George Kamau Youth Empowerment

As part of our celebrations of International Youth Day this year – which takes place today, August 12th – DSW‘s Country Director for Kenya, George Kamau, talks about the importance of sexual and reproductive health for young men and women, and what DSW is doing to support them across Kenya. What is the age when sexuality is getting a big …