Understanding Honour Based Violence

By Jane Wairimu At some point in your life you might have come across news stories about members of a family colluding to ‘punish’ or kill another family member who they perceive has brought ‘shame’ on the family. Or perhaps you or someone you know, either a friend, work colleague or family member has been…

Breaking the Silence

By Diane Doris Safe Spaces, an initiative that seeks to advocate for gender equality and a platform to air thoughts and experiences on Gender Based Violence (GBV) was launched over the weekend to ensure victims do not die in silence. “Girls are raised to be silent, proper and polite, which in my view contributes to…

Celebrating Fatherhood

By Diane Doris Father’s day! A special time in the year when we come together to celebrate the different male figures in our lives. Every so often, most of us rarely take time to recognize and appreciate male figures in our lives who are continuously making an effort to impact the lives of those around…

Safaricom reaps from breastfeeding facilities

Seven years since starting breastfeeding facilities at the headquarters, Safaricom is reaping the benefits from mothers, helping them resume work seamlessly. The company also faces less hitches and majority of the mothers resume work after the four months maternity leave. The telco is East Africa’s most profitable company and is also leading the way in…

School going children misinformed about Sex and Sexuality

A study has revealed that one in four Kenyan secondary school students thinks that using a condom during sexual activity is a sign of mistrust, casting a shadow at efforts to grow responsible sexual behavior in children. The survey by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in conjunction with the Guttmacher Institute in…