Tag: Kenya Constitution

Give sex abuse victims access to abortion, other services

Read an op-ed in Nation by the Center's Prudence Mutiso, Martin Onyango, and Timothy Thondu.

Here’s how to stop deaths of pregnant girls, women

Read an op-ed in The Star by the Center's Betty Odallo.

Aligning the Penal Code to the Constitution: The Malindi High Court Decision on the Question of Abortion in Kenya (Factsheet)

The case of PAK and Salim Mohammed v. Attorney General and Three Others, Malindi High Court

Wrongfully Arrested for Seeking Abortion Care, Kenyan Woman and Nurse Exonerated with Help from the Center and its Partner

Despite constitutional protections for reproductive health care, law enforcement officers often harass, arrest, and prosecute patients and providers.

In Op-ed, the Center’s Evelyne Opondo Calls on Kenya to Stop the Harassment of Women and Girls Seeking Abortion Care

The Kenyan government must align its penal code with the 2010 Constitution, says the Center’s Evelyne Opondo

Opinion: Stop harassment of women, girls seeking abortion care

Evelyne Opondo, Senior Regional Director for Africa at the Center for Reproductive Rights, wrote an op-ed in the Daily Nation on the need for the Kenyan government to align the penal code with the Kenyan Constitution, which “gave a framework for reproductive health, including abortion care as a fundamental human right.” In the op-ed, Opondo […]

Abortion Rights at a Crossroads

This “VOA Our Voices” segment by Voice of America (VOA) Africa discusses the impact on abortion rights in Africa if the U.S. Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade. The feature highlights stories of unsafe and illegal abortions occurring even in countries like Kenya where such rights are constitutionally guaranteed. Martin Onyango, Head of Legal Strategies […]

High Court to decide on landmark post-abortion care case

The Center is asking a Kenyan High Court to prevent the state from arresting, detaining, and prosecuting women who seek post-abortion care. The case concerns PAK, a 16-year-old girl who sought medical attention after experiencing bleeding and severe pain during pregnancy. The Kenyan constitution recognizes the right to emergency medical care and the right to […]

Implement Constitution to end preventable maternal deaths

Evelyne Opondo, the Center’s Senior Regional Director for Africa, wrote this opinion piece for The Standard calling for the government of Kenya to implement maternal health standards to align with its constitution. “Eleven years since the promulgation of the Constitution, women and girls still demand to enjoy their reproductive rights in toto,” said Opondo. The […]