The Right Here, Right Now Kenya (RHRN-KE) is a platform of 15 Civil Society Organizations founded in 2016, with an aim of improving the protection, respect and fulfilment of the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people. The platform’s SRHR advocacy focuses on: freedom from stigma, discrimination and violence; access to comprehensive sexuality education and information; and creation of space for young people’s voices. The project is currently being implemented in three Counties namely; Kisumu, Nairobi and Mombasa. These counties are among the counties with poor SRHR indicators. The Platform relies on the strong presence of its partners in the respective counties for the interventions.
We are part of the a Global Strategic Partnership, the Right Here, Right Nowproject between: Rutgers, the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW), CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality (CHOICE), dance4life, Hivos, the International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region (IPPFAR), Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Health Network (LACWHN) and the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, that was set up to address the limited protection, respect and the hindered fulfillment of the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) of young people in 10 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and in 1 sub-region – the Caribbean.
The partnership has adopted advocacy and capacity strengthening as the prime approach towards ameliorating the marginalized status of youth in matter SRHR. The desired strategy includes the mobilization of collaborating CSOs into national SRHR advocacy partnerships/platforms in order to strengthen advocacy for SRHR services and information (including, but not limited to sexuality education).