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Why disability inclusion in sexual health is vital: the key messages

Access to and uptake of sexual and reproductive health for people with disabilities is one of the important milestones to reach the commitment to universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals.

January 2023
A class at a pre-primary school in Kenya.

Our work on inclusive early childhood development and education in Kenya

To celebrate World Children's Day, we take a closer look at our work on early childhood development and education in Kenya, and what makes it innovative.

November 2022
Jennifer Williams.

It’s time to ensure the rights of people with disabilities to sexual and reproductive health. Here’s where to start

One in five women has a disability, yet women and girls with disabilities have been consistently neglected in sexual health programmes.

November 2022
A graphic illustrating individual, environmental, attitudinal and institutional barriers.

Key barriers affecting access to and uptake of family planning for people with disabilities

The evidence base on family planning for women and girls with disabilities has grown rapidly over the past decade. However, there remain considerable gaps.

November 2022
Lucas, a farmer with a disability and a network hub manager stands in front of his shop. The writing on the shop says: “Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture East Africa. Atwendi Farmers Solution and Aggregation Centre.”

Using social network analysis to improve the working conditions of sorghum farmers in Kenya

As a partner in the USAID-funded Global Labor Program – Inclusive Futures in Kenya, LINC is conducting a social network analysis to understand how farmers relate with other actors in the sorghum value chain.

October 2022
A woman farmer is photographed on her land holding farming tools and seeds.

Jane's story

Jane is a sorghum farmer from Rangwe in Homa Bay County, Kenya. She uses what she earns from sorghum farming to support her husband who is unwell and her seven children.

October 2022
Jane Akinyi is smiling at the camera and holding a basket of seeds.

International Day of Rural Women 2022: how we’re helping to transform the lives of women farmers

To celebrate International Rural Women's Day on 15 October, we are highlighting the stories of some of the women farmers we work with in rural western Kenya.

October 2022
Linet Lucy is photographed in her shop. She is smiling at the camera and holding some of the farm products she sells.

Lucy Linet's story

Lucy Linet lives with her husband and four children in Homa Bay County, Kenya. In the farmers' hub model used by the Global Labor Program – Inclusive Futures, she is a farm hub manager and runs a successful business where she sells seeds, fertiliser and other farming products.

October 2022
Maren Atieno, a sorghum farmer stands outside her home. She is smiling.

Maren's story

Maren is a farmer from Homa Bay County, Kenya. Through farming and supplying sorghum to brew Senator keg beer, she has been able to send her two children to school and has challenged her community's perceptions of what women with disabilities can achieve.

October 2022
A woman farmer is photographed on her land holding farming tools and seeds.

Measuring the impact of our work with farmers in Kenya

A baseline survey carried out at the beginning of the Global Labor Program – Inclusive Futures will help us to measure whether our approach results in more men and women with disabilities participating in labour markets and being more confident about exercising their labour rights.

October 2022
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