Author Archives: Wendy Turnbull

Silent No More: Gender Norms and HIV/AIDS

The large banner stretched across busy Langata Road near Nyayo football stadium in Nairobi, Kenya declares, “We CAN End All Violence Against Women” as the traffic jam below grinds on. It signals the annual “16 Days of Activism” campaign – … Continue reading »

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Love, Marriage and Life in Kibera Slum

Wendy Turnbull is PAI’s Sr. Policy Research Analyst. She is in Kenya with other colleagues working on PAI’s latest documentary. The small, one-room primary school building in Kibera has broken windows in a few spots, but is otherwise in good … Continue reading »

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Mind the Gap: Contraceptive Stockouts in Zambia

Our car has absolutely no business driving this rocky (small boulders, really) dirt/mud road—loaded down with four passengers, no less. A sagging bridge up ahead taunts us to attempt the crossing. But we make it across in order to reach … Continue reading »

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Caught Between Scylla and Charybdis: Unplanned Pregnancy and HIV

“Unplanned pregnancy is feared more than HIV/AIDS among young people,” comments Nthazie Nalungwe, a striking young woman leader within Youth Vision Zambia, a sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) advocacy group here in Lusaka. This comment is reflected among … Continue reading »

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Missing in Action: Sexual and Reproductive Health in Zambia

The rainy season is coming to an end here in Zambia and the early morning sun floods the car as we pull through the front gate of Professor Nkandu Luo’s house in Lusaka to join her for breakfast. Luo is … Continue reading »

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Watching Kenya Unravel

Over the last 10 days it has been difficult to read about and take in the photos documenting Kenya’s election debacle. While not an avid follower of Kenyan politics, I heard from friends and colleagues there that the 2007 election … Continue reading »

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