Kenya Court of Appeal Expected to Issue Judgment Soon in Case of Pregnant Woman Abused by Hospital Staff and Forced to Deliver on Hospital Floor
The Center is defending a 2018 judgment recognizing that the neglect and abuse of women seeking maternity health services are rights violations under the Kenyan Constitution and international law.
Case’s dismissal aligns with earlier rulings that abortion is a health care right under the Kenyan Constitution.
Hearing being today in case concerning the unjust prosecution of a health care provider and the mother of an adolescent girl treated for serious pregnancy complications.
Despite court victories and constitutional protections guaranteeing access to abortion and reproductive health care, many Kenyans continue to face barriers.
Read an op-ed in Nation by the Center's Prudence Mutiso, Martin Onyango, and Timothy Thondu.
Read an op-ed in The Star by the Center's Betty Odallo.
Civil Society Organizations Call on Kenyan County and National Governments to Improve Maternal Health Policies
February 7, 2023 — The Center and its partners released this statement in response to recent instances of physical and emotional abuse and medical negligence involving maternal health care in Kenya.
New Report Examines Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services in Five African Countries
Report by Center and partners also outlines recommendations for governments to improve access to SRHR services.
Report: Poor Policies Contributed to Spike in Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortions at the Height of COVID-19 Pandemic in Five African Countries
NAIROBI, 19 May 2022– A new report reveals that women and girls from households living on lower incomes in five African countries faced multiple barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services at the onset of COVID-19 pandemic. The study also sought to examine how healthcare providers, women, girls, and individuals in the LGBTQI+ […]
High Court of Kenya in Malindi Ruling in PAK and Salim Mohammed vs. the Attorney General and 3 others
In this ruling on March 24, 2022, the High Court of Kenya in Malindi affirmed the right to abortion under the Constitution and directed Parliament to enact reforms. The ruling was in the case, PAK and Salim Mohammed vs the Attorney General and 3 others (Petition E009 of 2020).