By James Nardella, Executive Director of Lwala Community Alliance
Traditionally, men have been on the sidelines in the struggle to advance the rights of girls and women around the world.
That’s why the #HeforShe movement – which calls on men to be activists and allies in addressing the disproportionate hurdles girls face – was a huge wake up call for activists around the world. It showed us that gender inequality is a burden on all of humanity, and men too have a key role to play in addressing this injustice.
In honor of #HeforShe and International Day of the Girl (October 11) we asked 6 guys – guys who work in the humanitarian and aid community – why they stand with women and girls for gender equality. Here’s what they said:
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Executive Director James Nardella shares his reflections on “heirloom healthcare for the poor” … You can go to any chain grocery store in the United States or Europe and find conventionally-grown tomatoes year round. They always look the same no matter the season and are available in convenient locations. They are grown in a greenhouse [...]
Andy Bryant, Executive Director of the Segal Family Foundation, shares in this Forbes magazine article on SOCAP, examples of Place-Based Innovation. He notes, The Lwala Community Alliance model “has been identified by the Clinton Foundation as exemplary and will be replicated by other health care providers, including through Segal Family Foundation’s Health Network — a [...]
This past year, Lwala Community Alliance, along with 9 other civil society organizations, received sub-contract funding from USAID and NOPE (National Organization of Peer Educators) on a institutional strengthening grant project known as Fanikisha. Specifically, Lwala partnered NOPE to enact a program called Tumalize Ukimwi (“Let’s Finish AIDS”). The primary objectives of Tumalize Ukimwi were [...]
Lwala co-founder Dr. Milton Ochieng’ was recently interviewed by Brown University’s Medicine Magazine. The article discusses Milton’s childhood, his inspiration for building a clinic in Lwala, and why he continues to go back to the Lwala Community Hospital. Read the article here.
Kenya Television NTV recently featured Lwala farmers trained by our partner, Development in Gardening. The farming group allows local women living with HIV to learn organic farming techniques in order to provide for themselves and others in their community.
Ash Rogers from Lwala partner Segal Family Foundation recently posted a blog about opening access to family planning and Lwala’s specific work in this area. Read it here! In addition, read a blog written by Lwala Deputy Program Director Mercy Owuor and posted on the Girls’ Globe website here.
On Sunday, June 23, Joe Elvis from Nashville radio 105.9 The Rock interviewed Executive Director James Nardella on the recent updates and progress of the work of the Lwala Community Alliance. Click here to listen in!
Through a new documentary short film, Apple is highlighting the innovative work of Lwala Community Alliance. We couldn’t be more proud of our team in Lwala, Kenya. The film tells the Lwala Community Alliance story of transforming maternal health care in Kenya. Because of our commitment to help women and babies, 95% percent of [...]
Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has featured the success of the Lwala Community Alliance's maternal and child health outreach program on its blog.