The Nairobi Women's Hospital said it had on 31 December received 19 rape cases, almost double the daily average.
The Kenyan Parliament has 12 nominated MPs, of which eight are women.
The decision by Muslim religious leaders in northeastern Kenya to talk about the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) during Friday prayers has turned into a significant campaign against the practice.
The World Social Forum will be here in January next year. Kenya has no idea what is about to hit it - thousands upon thousands of activists from different social movements all around the world.
A group of Muslim women in the dusty town of Lodwar, northern Kenya, are breaking with tradition to speak openly about HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
More than 250 girls in Malindi District have been rescued from forced marriage and sent back to school this year.
Four religious leaders yesterday spoke out openly about their HIV status. The Christian and Muslim clergy from various African countries cited fear of stigma and discrimination as the main obstacles to the fight against the Aids pandemic.
The Muslim community does not oppose the use of condoms in totality, Chief Kadhi Sheikh Hammad Kassim has said.
AWID speaks with Saida Ali, the dynamic Programmes Director of the Young Women’s Leadership Institute (YWLI), an organization based in Kenya.
Through contextual Bible studies, the workshop is intended to develop practical and pastoral responses towards safety, justice and healing.
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