What happens when you mix 20 girls and 100 boys in a HIV youth prevention program? The girls drop out, except one or two. The remaining girls struggle to be seen or have their voices heard. Frustrated by young people well intended programs that unknowingly rendered girls invisible, Felistah Ngui and Rose Kanyi decided to create a space for girls in slums of Nairobi.

FOHA was started in June 2006 as an informal meeting and dialoging space for girls living in Kayole slums by Felistah Ngui and the Late Rose Kanyi. Housed in a tin shack in Kayole slums, the space turned into something magical, a safe space where girls from the Kayole and its environs could come to hang out, sing, talk, access information and learn about their sexuality.

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Fortress of Hope Africa collaborates with grassrootd, National and international organizations such as: American Jewish World Service (AJWS), the We Are Family Foundation, Population Council, the Center for Study of Adolescence (CSA), Hope Worldwide, the Nairobi Youth Counseling Center (NYCC) and many more.

Days of action

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International Womens Day

International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

FOHA observes the day by organizing community Outreaches to demand for women and girls rights in the community.

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International Day of Action for Women’s Health

May 28 is a special day on which the women’s health takes a center stage. It is therefore an occasion tocelebrate the gains for women’s health as well as remind to the Ministries of Health, ruling presidents, governors, parliamentarians, as well as internationals agencies and for-profit companies of their commitments to women’s health and rights. Also it has been the platform for campaigning for advocating and advancing for the recognition of the concepts of sexuality, sexual rights and reproductive rights and health frameworks at national, regional and international level. Examples of the successful of thousands of voices been sound together during this day are the recognition of the International Day by different governments, agencies and civil society around the world.

September 28, Yearly

Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

FOHA joins the global movement for sexual and reproductive rights of all women in engaging the community members and leaders in understanding the effect unsafe abortion has on women and girls. We try to look at unsafe abortion from the eyes of the most at risk women and girls who are often worst affected by un-safe abortion .We listen to each other and share our stories with the rest of the world

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National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

National Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Month (NTPPM) is a national event observed by state and communities throughout the nations during the month of May .It seeks to involve communities in promoting and supporting effective teen pregnancy prevention initiative, advocate and lobby for implementation of Comprehensive sexuality education in schools

During the month we mobilize the community for action to end teen pregnancy

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16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign that starts on 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day. The campaign hopes to raise awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue at the local, national, regional and international level

November 25

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