We have made tremendous contributions in the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Gender as one of our key thematic areas; in terms of both advocacy and service provision.
This has been achieved through sensitization meetings in various learning institutions, research, provision of sanitary towels to Adolescent Girls and Young Women, mass education through radio programmes/talk shows, and policy advocacy with the County Government (Legislators and the County Health Management Team).
In partnership with Women Deliver, in 2019 we implemented a policy advocacy project titled Sexual and Reproductive Health Commodity Access and Financing in Kisumu County.
Currently, in partnership with Women Deliver, we are implementing an advocacy project on SRHR, whose goal is to influence the Ministry of Health to adopt a gender responsive approach in the implementation of UHC for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) SRHR needs by 2025.
Inuka Success is also a member of the Kisumu County SRHR-UHC Alliance, an umbrella body that brings together all organizations in Kisumu County working on SRHR.
In the Alliance, Inuka is currently being funded by PAI (Population Action International) to implement a project whose aim is to increase visibility in the SRHR efforts made within the County.
Our advocacy programs cut across all our projects. We focus on advocating for positive and impactful policy around health, environment, gender, social accountability, climate change, county government budgets, good governance, and meaningful youth and women engagement in the government decision making process right from the community level.
We work in partnership with legislators, policy makers, community social justice centers and the civil society organization.
In our advocacy work we deploy the use of petitions, memorandum, policy briefs, press realization, social media campaigns, round table discussion with policy makers, case studies documentations, storytelling and use of performing art. Our advocacy in evidence informed as we value research on every advocacy action/agenda.
This program focuses on environmental conservation towards community sanitation and global climate change. The program involves: Climate Change Advocacy.
The Main objective is to offer women and youths an opportunity to actively participate in the development and care for nature, entrepreneurship, agribusiness, horticulture and green business enterprises.
The program promotes, adopts and embraces sound policies and regulations that will protect the scenic, environmental, and economic benefits of trees We seek to protect biodiversity with the Lake Victoria region and nyando wetland. We work in partnership with the department of forestry, Kisumu county scouts’ association, NEMA, Global Network for Disaster Reduction and Kenya Climate Action Teams Network.
This is an integrated program that addresses the issues of child mental health services including referrals, psychosocial support, child trauma counselling and ending child abuse.
We also focus online child protection on matters of cyberbullying, ensuring that children are kept away from internet harm.
The program advocates for child friendly policies and a safe physical environment. We work in partnership with the department of social services, department of children, Kisumu county scout association, community organization working with children and the kenya police department.
The program focuses on building sustainable economic bases for women and youths through establishment of poultry farms, village saving and loaning groups, production and sales of renewable energy products such as briquettes, energy saving jikos and solar lamps.
We also provide teenage mothers and young women with business skills by training them on basic entrepreneurship skills and vocational training such as tailoring, mat making, hair dressing etc.