Supporting the development of SRHR networks

Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH)

Network grant
Kenya
Supporting the development of SRHR networks
Through their Network grant, TICAH and Women Help Women were able to formally launch the Mobilizing Activists around Medical Abortion (MAMA) Network in 2016. The network operates in Anglophone and Francophone Africa.

The MAMA network brings together several AmplifyChange grantees who work cross-regionally

Trust for Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) was established in Kenya in 2003.

It is a women-led, community-based organisation which first received a Strengthening grant from AmplifyChange in 2016 to develop the Aunty Jane hotline.

With various levels of grant support from AmplifyChange, they are becoming a leading resource and mentor to other hotline operators and activists across Africa, gaining international recognition in the field of harm reduction and medical abortion.

Through their Network grant, TICAH and Women Help Women were able to formally launch the Mobilizing Activists around Medical Abortion (MAMA) Network in 2016.

The network operates in Anglophone and Francophone Africa. Prior to this, members had collaborated informally to share evidence-based and stigma-free information about self-managed medical abortion and SRHR directly with women at the community level.

TICAH and Women Help Women support members of the MAMA Network with:

  • Online training on medical abortion, security as human rights defenders, and spokesperson skills
  • Setting up and developing safe abortion hotlines
  • Standardised evidence gathering about medical abortion access
  • Hotline monitoring to inform strategies
  • Regional convenings to build capacity and linkages across countries
  • Applications for AmplifyChange grants
  • Developing their own training and capacity building skills thus growing the network of activist organisations