We  promote the wellbeing and gender equity of young people in the society

Social wellbeing and gender equity

Youth unemployment and lack of opportunities has substantial negative social implications and can lead to health, mental and other challenges that prevent young people from enjoying their rights. Beyond the individual level, it affects the prosperity, stability and equality within a society and the nations sustainable development. This has disproportionally affected the different genders. Discriminatory gender norms and stereotypes, widespread discrimination and gender-based inequalities create pervasive obstacles to the realization of girls and young women’s rights.

COVID 19 pandemic had a disproportionate effect on women and youth in 2020 and will continue to in the foreseeable future. The women were disproportionately burdened with caretaking, homeschooling while maintaining their formal employment. At the same time, many youths and women who were the largest segment occupying lower cadre employment positions lost their jobs or had reduced incomes due to the pandemic.

We seek to influence access to social protection and security; and promote inclusive representation in decision making of young people with regards to their health and Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR).

Recent projects

Access is Our Health Rights

Access is Our Health Rights

This is a current youth and health project that addresses the burden of high healthcare costs and gender inequality among youths in Kakamega County.

Youth Alive! Kenya May 4, 2020
Custodial Care Health Promotion Project

Custodial Care Health Promotion Project

This project was implemented from 2009 to 2011 with the goal of improving health outcomes and mitigating the impact of...

Youth Alive! Kenya December 5, 2019
Window of Hope Project

Window of Hope Project

Youth Alive! Kenya implemented a successful adolescent development programme that worked to model and remodel adolescent behaviour by enhancing their...

Youth Alive! Kenya December 5, 2019

HIV/AIDS Workplace project

Initiated by the health programme, the project’s target was the Youth Alive! Kenya staff and members of our youth groups...

Youth Alive! Kenya November 5, 2019
Kenya National Youth Policy

Kenya National Youth Policy

In conjunction with the Youth Division under the Department of Social Services (currently the Ministry of Youth Affairs) and GTZ,...

Youth Alive! Kenya October 5, 2019

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