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Ending ‘sex for fish’ through empowering women/caregivers economically

The concept is clear: when you empower care givers/mothers who are the custodians of our girls, they will be able to make sanitary towels,food, panties and all basic needs available to them at all cost, in addition,they will say no to ‘jaboya’. All said and done,no girl will therein be enticed by either boda boda riders or fishermen for ‘sex favours’, thus reduced teenage pregnancies/HIV AIDS among adolescent youths.

 

Engaging Homa Bay County Officials on the root cause of Sex for Fish

Our Sexual and Reporductive provide vulnerable populations, especially young women and girls. Our programs reach both in school and out of school young people in rural and within fisher folks communities. We had a productive engagement with Homa Bay County Officials courtesy of FEMNET @ Twin Towers The goal is to provide young people with information on sexual and reproductive health and rights and facilitate access to these services. Not forgetting economic empowerment a core drive to high rate of HIV new cases and teen pregnancies.

Beach visititation

If you pay them a visit, you will surely have a faint idea of the  pain they  go through. Over two hours of pulling a heavy net ” rimba”, the catch was inversley propotional to the resource time spent. From our discussion, Members from Jonyo beach are in need of an alternative way to supplement the poor catch. They sugggested either a boat,  a fish pond or  a fish cage where they’ll be sure of the harvest.

1st December World AIDS DAY Message

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Today is World AIDS day.
World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
The theme for this year is “Know Your Status “This theme encourages everyone to know their HIV status through testing. Its estimated that 9.4 million people living with HIV still do not know their status (UNAIDS 2018)
This will also be an occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day – a pioneering global health campaign first initiated by WHO in 1988.
One of the symbols always seen on such day is the Red ribbon.
But where did the idea of the red ribbon come from?
In 1991, a decade after the emergence of HIV, twelve artists gathered in a gallery in New york’s east village. They had met to discuss a new project for visual Aids, a New York HIV – awareness arts organization.
It was there that they came up with what would become one of the most recognized symbols of the decade. The red ribbon, won to signify awareness and support for people living with HIV.
They took inspiration from the yellow ribbons tied on trees to show support for the US military fighting in the Gulf war. additionally , they decided that the elegant loop of the ribbon shape was easy to make and replicate. They avoided traditional colours associated with the gay community such as pink and rainbow stripes , because they wanted to convey that HIV was relevant to every one.
They chose red for its boldness , and for its symbolic associations with passion.