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Menstrual hygiene is defined as using menstrual management material to absorb or collect blood that can be changes in privacy as often as possible, using soap and water for washing the body, access to facilities to dispose used materials and adequate privacy. Access to sanitary towels is not a reality for most girls who live […]

COVID 19 AND THE SAFETY GAP-Urban Thinkers Campus Webinar

Much has been said much has been done and much has been practiced to keep the COVID 19 at bay. However, it is worth noting that the response has been on healthy practices and not towards safety in most households and within the city. In this regard, it has been noted that domestic violence has […]

“We cry ourselves to sleep” –the plight of the adolescent girl during COVID 19

Walking through the shanty houses one cannot but wonder if those in informal settlements are safe from this pandemic.  With the rising gender based violence and street harassment are the girls safe in this squalid neighborhood that is already straining from the stark poverty? What measures is the government taking to prevent sexual harassment and […]

We have to Eat #DignifiedResponse to women and girls living in informal settlements

Polycom Development Project has been at the forefront to ensure women and girls in Kibera do not suffer due to the COVID 19 pandemic. It is surprising to note that food is distributed but majority of the marginalized women are finding this exercise difficult. Take for instance, Stella a thirteen year old girl living with […]


Anyango (not her real name) lives in Kibera slums with her five siblings and an ailing mother. Anyango, the first born in her family has done odd jobs for a while now in-order to help the family put food on the table and also stay afloat despite the looming poverty. Hers is a case of [...]

ICPD25 flags are finally lowered

ICPD25 flags are finally lowered, Polycom did it, from the powerful Queens to our mighty Princess Stacy! Thanks UNFPA Kenya for this great success. #Beijing25Queen your turn to accelerate the promise! Womankind Worldwide Huairou Commission Female Wave of Change Global Vital Voices  

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