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pregnant schoolgirls in Kenya

“It’s my fault I got pregnant. I’d be overburdening my mother...

In the informal settlement of Kibera, a young 'mama fua' (laundry lady) earns an average of 50 shillings ($0.41) per load. A woman who...

“The teacher would ask me to lie down and whip my...

Why would a teacher, fully aware of his student's pregnancy, still ask her to lie down on her belly and proceed to whip her...
Kenyan teenage mothers

“My sponsor withdrew my education scholarship” the story of a teenage...

*This story is part of a series of articles I'm doing on the issue of teenage mothers in Kenya and the reasons why they...
teenage mothers in Kenya

“I was an average student. School is not really for me”-...

Kenya’s national school re-entry Guidelines provide standards for teachers, parents and communities to support teenage mothers’ return to school. The Guidelines stipulate that a...
pregnant schoolgirls in Kenya

“I’m too ashamed to be in school” the story of a...

By Maryanne W. Waweru When I meet 16-year-old Elsa, my first impression of her is a confident young woman. At five months pregnant, she carries...
teen mothers Kenya

Why Kenyan teenage mothers do not return to school despite re-entry...

Why don't teen moms in Kenya return to school despite the school re-entry policies that allow them to do so? I talked to a...
Maximilla Kangahi with her daughter at the Beyond Zero clinic in Karanja, Kibera.

How health workers in Kibera are assessing sick children using a...

After two days of nursing her two-year-old daughter at home, an anxious Maximilla Kangahi made her way to a clinic in her neighbourhood for...

The pregnancy and childbirth experience of an amputee woman in Kenya

By Maryanne W. Waweru Belinda Adhiambo is a 27-year-old mother of one. Her son is eight months old. Born and raised in Kibera, she works...

Gender-based violence centre launched in Eastleigh, Nairobi

A Gender-Based Violence (GBV)/ Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) centre has been launched at the Eastleigh Health Centre by the Nairobi Metropolitan...

Uganda: Legislators call for better health services after mother loses baby...

Ugandan Members of Parliament on the Committee of Health have promised to lobby government for better health services in the Busoga Sub-region. The legislators made...