NenaNaBinti – Your Confidential, Non-Judgemental SRHR support.
#NenaNaBinti hotlines seek to ensure uninterrupted access to comprehensive SRHR information and services by adolescent girls, young women, young people, key populations (LGBTQ+ persons ) free of stigma and discriminations.
‘NENA NA BINTI’, which is a Swahili term for “talk to a girl”. Meaning we offer a safe space for girls and women to access lifesaving SRHR information and services wherever they are.
The 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) found that on average half of men and women start engaging in sex at age 17 and 18, respectively.
In addition, 11% of girls and 20% of boys aged 15-19 start engaging in sex by age 15. One in five (23%) girls age 15-19 has an unmet need for contraceptives. Consequently, 1 in 5 girls aged 15-19 has begun childbearing and about half (47%) of these births are unwanted. The STI prevalence among girls aged 15-19 is 3 times the rate in boys of the same age group. Knowledge of comprehensive HIV prevention, HIV testing, and condom use are also low among adolescents relative to other age groups.
Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) SGBV is linked to high rates of unintended pregnancy, STIs including HIV, and psychosocial problems. The 2014 KDHS found that 6.5% of girls aged 15-19 and 2.7% of boys aged 15-19 have ever experienced sexual violence. Whereas, 32% of girls aged 15-19 and 42% of boys have ever experienced physical violence since age 15 years.
Every day in Kenya 7 women die from unsafe abortions which can be prevented. Unsafe abortion in Kenya is among the highest in Africa. Maternal mortality is high at about 6,000 deaths per year, 17% of them from complications of unsafe abortion
Therefore, the hotline seeks to create a safe space where adolescent girls and young women can have uninterrupted access to comprehensive SRHR information and services in a confidential and non-judgmental including access to safe abortion services.
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