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Impact of Covid-19 on lives of Girls/ young women in Humanitarian setting

By Constance Ndeleko The impact of the pandemic couldn’t be felt harder and harsher than by those coming from humanitarian settings. It has been tough and challenging to survive this phase for children on the move and refugee especially with Covid-19 restrictions in place to help combat the virus. Girls and young women have stomached …

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School Reopening: Alarm as thousands of school-going children fail to resume classes

Lessons at Mwingi Primary School on Monday, October 12. Photo: The Star By Collins Orono Education officials from the Coastal region have raised alarm over failure of thousands of school-going children to resume learning in their respective schools following the reopening of schools on Monday. Education officials and administrators collecting data on the cases in Tana …

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Stop Stigma to reduce Mental Health

By Amanda Wakesho Regional Directors of major organizations in Eastern and Southern Africa including UNICEF, Save the Children, UNHCR, among others on Saturday voiced their concerns over stigma on frontline health and social service workers as well as service providers at points of entry, such as border officials, face infection risks. World Mental Health Day …

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Commemorating #IDG2020

By Constance Ndeleko This year, under the theme, “My voice, our equal future”, let’s seize the opportunity to reimagine a better world inspired by adolescent girls – energized and recognized, counted and invested in. |UNICEF| In 2020, we also commemorate 25 years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the global agenda for advancing the …

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Why International Day of the Girl

By Constance Ndeleko This day is celebrated because girls are breaking barriers that have been a hinderance in their lives which led to them enduring injustices, sexual violence, unemployment, inequalities, poverty, violation of their rights and oppression. This day highlights their plights and how they can break free. Thus, in advocating for the rights of …

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World Mental Health Day

By Constance Ndeleko Commemorating world Mental Health Day 2020 under the theme that focuses on increasing investment on psycho-social support amid pandemic The history of this day dates back to 1992 when an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health celebrated the first-ever World Mental Health Day on October 10. As we mark this …

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Kenya to partner with the UN to promote girls’ online safety

ICT CS Joes Mucheru at a past event. Photo source: Twitter By Collins Orono Kenya is set to partner with the United Nations agency for information and communication technology, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), to promote the safety of girls’ online. Addressing journalists at the launch of Plan International Kenya’s charity programme to highlight the …

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Alarm as 3,000 girls fall pregnant

By Collins Orono Authorities in Turkana County have raised an alarm over the bulging number of girls who are pregnant since March this year. According to the Turkana County menstrual hygiene champion Rael Akoru, statistics from health facilities in major towns in the county that include Lodwar, Lokichar, and Kakuma indicate that at least 3, …

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The aftershocks of COVID-19

By Constance Ndeleko The uncertainty of when and how schools will re-open is still a baffle to many of us. Governments are working hard enough to ensure that they priorities the well-being of children. As the pandemic poses a grave threat to the world’s children; mortality rate for healthy children infected by the virus has …

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Supporting ECD during Covid-19

By Constance Ndeleko A child grows and develops not in a vacuum but in a community, a culture and a nation. Unity to the rights of children hold the greatest promise for children’s health and well-being and for that of their families and communities thus a communal need to promote Early Childhood Development (ECD). Investing …

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