Pastoralist Girls Initiative.
Empower Girls, Save Communities!
Sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental human right as well as human development issue that states must strive to fulfill. This right is guaranteed in various international and regional human rights instruments as well as national laws and policies. Kenya is a state party to various international and regional human rights instruments that guarantee the right to sexual and reproductive health. Furthermore, the Constitution of Kenya 2010, for the first time guarantees the right to health care including reproductive health. The girls and women sexual and reproductive rights related to multiple human rights including, the rights to be free from torture, the right to information and the right to quality health.
For many years, PGI has been working on advocating for the rights of women and girls in Pastoralist region. We support the rights of women and girls to make informed choices in relation to their reproductive health from coercion, violence and discrimination. Our approaches have been to eliminate harmful practices such as Female Genital Mutilation, and Early Marriages. Girls and women have been frequently subjected to serious violations, including sexual violence.