KENYA YOUTH DECLARATION FOR A PEACEFUL AND FAIR ELECTION
We, the youth from different counties of Kenya acknowledge and recognize that we were
responsible through our silence or through our actions- for murder, rape, mutilation, and/or
displacement of our brothers, sisters, and fellow Kenyans pre- and post election in 2007/8.
Throughout the learning exchanges, it became evident that it is of critical importance that we find ways to discuss sexuality. This is especially so because sex is viewed as a taboo subject in most of Africa. Indeed, on many occasions East Africans felt that their counterparts in the Greater Mekong region had achieved much in opening possibilities for discussing sexual life.
There was a strong feeling that East Africans can learn from Asia the strategies for de-stigmatizing condom use. The Art for Action on HIV/AIDS Festival held in Nairobi and which brought together partners from the Greater Mekong region and East Africa focused on stigma and allowed AAI participants to explore ways in which condom use can be de-stigmatized. In this phase of the InterAction there will be more targeted approach to positive sexual life with particular attention to pleasure, respect, and caring among sex workers. We will draw on indigenous knowledge systems on sexuality to open up the discussions in the media, electronic and print in Kenya.Read more...
Africa Health and Development International (AHADI) is a non-governmental organisation registered in Kenya in 2003. The organisation utilizes culture and the arts to promote healthy living, inculcate leadership values and fight for the rights of the poor, women and children.Read more...