High levels of unemployment and lack of economic freedom among women in Homa Bay highly contributes to Mental, Health and Gender-Based Violence cases among women and children in the region. The effects of this are adverse when a woman is infected or affected with HIV/AIDS. These effects are felt beyond Homa Bay alone as the larger society and economy are well affected as well. Activate Action seeks to improve the economic status of women and contribute to their financial freedom and sustainability through projects that aim at reducing the entrepreneurship gap for women living/affected with HIV in rural Homa Bay by 30% through their participation.
Existing SRHR policy systems and structures in Kenya often exclude the voices and representation of young people including the marginalized groups of youths. In partnership with public and private sector actors supporting structural change and sustainable practices that protect the rights of young people including those living with HIV and disabilities Activate Action advocates for:
Kenya has a high prevalence of adolescent pregnancies with close to 20% of girls aged 15 to 19 either pregnant or already a teen mother. Adolescent girls who have early and unintended pregnancies face many social and financial barriers to continuing with formal education. Low access to and use of adolescent sexual reproductive health services among youths is also a challenge contributing to high HIV prevalence among young people.To minimize this: