ICRH Kenya is working with Hera to conduct Third-Party Monitoring in 16 counties in Kenya where the ‘In Their Hands’ program is implemented. The Third-Party Monitoring activity involves conducting baseline and end-line household surveys to determine the change in modern contraceptive prevalence rate.

ICRH Kenya is still implementing Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA), a platform that has been providing data for regular tracking of progress and for understanding the drivers of contraceptive use dynamics.

The Linda Mtoto Project seeks to identify children exposed to commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) and link them to the necessary support, strengthen community systems to prevent, respond to and improve household income to prevent CSEC in Mombasa County.

The Amplify Change project exists to build stronger and more inclusive movements for sexual & reproductive health & rights in Kenya by effectively supporting those who are best placed to lead change and amplifying their voices.

ICRH Kenya plays an instrumental role in reconstructing the narrative against gender-based violence. The Centre supports evidence-based decision-making by conducting research and community engagements through several initiatives. For instance, we support the GBVRC, whose objective is to improve sexual violence management, demonstrate the feasibility of establishing comprehensive and multi-sectoral care within a public health facility, and provide a learning site for best practice.

Compiling this ICRH Global end-of-the-year newsletter and reading about the many events and output of these wonderful teams made me feel very proud.
Two high-level awards were presented to ICRH team members: Prof Ines Keygnaert received the very prestigious Marie Popelin Prize for her work on sexual and gender-based violence in Belgium and beyond, and Dr Griffins Manguro was awarded as one of the top 40 influential leaders under 40 in Kenya. Congratulations to Ines, Griffins and their teams!

ICRH Mozambique trained the community leaders from 3 locations in the Changara district on safe abortion. Our aim is to raise awareness about the law on safe abortion and about the available services at the Health Unit. In rural areas, local leaders have great influence on the communities. By training these leaders we want to reduce the stigma and discrimination still surrounding abortion in local communities.

Since last November ICRH Mozambique, in partnership with the Center for Collaboration in Health (CCS), has been implementing the project ‘Reinforce adherence and retention of patients to ART and screening for TB’ in Tete Province.

The Ministry of Health (MISAU) and its members of the technical group family planning trained 17 trainers on the supply and administration of the self-injecting contraceptive Sayana Press.

The Mozambican Ministry of Health has approved SRHR interpersonal communication materials for adolescents, including a guide to facilitate community dialogues to promote communication between parents and children, within the scope of the implementation of the ‘Bate-Papo Sem Tabus’ (Chat without taboos) project.