Garden of Hope Foundation

I FEEL LIKE I AM JUST TAKING UP SPACE: A TAKE ON SUICIDE PREVENTION!

September 10th was world Suicide Prevention Day! Research shows that the pandemic has amplified risk factors associated with suicide, such as economic loss, trauma, abuse, mental health disorders, and lack of ease to access health care. It is the second leading cause of death among children, adolescents and youths aged 15-29 years. One out of …

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Menstrual hygiene management & the role of men

“Boys and men should be trained on menstruation and given accurate information on how they can better support women and girls in order to build better communities. Garden of Hope Foundation mentorship program does not shy away from training boys on menstruation and equipping them with necessary skills. Listen to the podcast: https://bit.ly/3hLTpc7 Victor Odhiambo was born …

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The impact of Covid 19 on women: Our Response

The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted women and girls around the world. It has exacerbated existing inequalities in income and health, where women generally earn less than men. Professionally and personally the health impact of Covid-19 hits women harder as women make up 70% of the global health and social care workforce, and the pandemic …

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THE FUTURE OF LEADERSHIP IN AFRICA: WHAT UGANDA ELECTION MEANS FOR AFRICAN YOUTH.

“The problem of Africa in general and Uganda in particular is not the people but leaders who want to overstay in power.” Yoweri Museveni. Yoweri Musevni has lead Uganda as the president for 35 years. His election in 1986 inspired the west, hence he was celebrated among the new generation of African leaders. Today, the 76 years …

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International Day of the Girl: Why adolescent girls living with HIV need more support

Jane lost her parents to HIV, unfortunately she was also born positive. She had lived with the virus for 15 years. Jane’s life starts in a remote village in Homabay county where she born and grew up. The difficult life of living with relatives after her parents died forced her to travel to travel from …

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Supporting youth community-based solutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Kennedy is only 25 years. As a first born in a family of seven, he started working at the age of 16 years to support his parents in providing for the family. Kennedy’s parents earn a weekly allowance of $8 which is not enough to support his five siblings. In April 2020, Kennedy lost his …

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Kenya Menstrual Health and Hygiene Policy Brief

Menstruators in Kenya face various challenges, such as limited access to safe and affordable MHM products, the ability to change MHM materials and access safe and convenient disposal facilities, and limited access to basic facts and information on female reproductive health and menstrual hygiene. On 28 May 2020, the Government of Kenya, through the Ministry …

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