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Nyanwiir Ajou is a 28-year-old mother of four. She was married at the age of 13 years. After her husband got involved in a car accident that left him physically disabled, Nyanwiir became the sole bread winner of her family ...
My name is Sauda, I am 38 years old. I work as a community health worker (CHW) under the WISH programme in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where I offer sexual reproductive health information, education, and referrals at the community level ...
Harriet, 18, from Yumbe, Uganda is the fifth child in a family of seven (four girls and three boys). She is the only sister in school, the rest having dropped out due to teenage pregnancies. While she is sexually active ...
Maka is a satisfied family planning (FP) user from Uganda. She is a mother of eight children living in a polygamous home shared with three co-wives who are raising a total of 23 children in the household. She has been ...
Friday 10 December 2021. Human Rights Day. This is the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is ...
3 December 2021, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Understanding the challenges that people living with a disability face when accessing sexual and reproductive healthcare (SRH), and ensuring their rights are upheld, sits at the heart of Fianakaviana Sambatras’ (FISA) ...
Monica Mwai is a 22-year-old final year university student at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. Set to graduate next year, she is studying Linguistics, Media and Communication. In this article, Monica takes us through her journey as a young campus ...
By Peter Mutanda, Technical Lead, Quality of Care - IPPF WISH Programme Today, the world marks World Contraception Day (WCD). Launched in 2007, WCD is a global campaign which envisions that every pregnancy in the world should be wanted. It ...
Story by Maryanne W. Waweru l Photos by Moctar Menta Mwangi Peter, 38, is a cobbler in Kiandutu slum, Thika, Kiambu County, in Central Kenya. On a bright Tuesday September morning, we meet him meticulously repairing a pair of beige-colored ...
Ntsetselelo Manzini's story. "Three years ago when I was down with HIV, I had lost all hope. My body was weakening and it seemed that it was not going to be easy for me to go on with life. A ...