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World Tobacco Day!

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World No Tobacco Day 2020 Theme: COVID-19 and World No Tobacco Day Sub-theme: "The secret's Out" We encourage everyone to join us in this campaign, spread awareness and create a tobacco-free generation. This is especially important right now as studies show that smokers have a higher risk for severe case of corona virus. The World Health Organisation calls on all young people to join the fight to become a tobacco-free generation. Today, we joined the entire world to share our social skills around not taking the habit of smoking. Remember, today is World No Tobacco Day. We are conscious of the damage smoking can do to one's health. Smoking irritates the entire airway and interferes with the body's ability to clean itself or clear micro waste. This in turn increases chances for infections like TB or COVID-19. We asked ourselves, what we could do to animate to three sets of habits. The three specific habits are: 1. The habits to refuse; 2. The

Advocacy Network Africa Continues With Health Promotion Integrating COVID-19 Response Awareness Campaigns

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COVID-19, Smoking, Drinking and the Anti-TB Champion Theme: Do Not Smoke; Do Not Drink We cannot allow smoking if we also want to live a TB-free life. But, then COVID-19 is threatening the life of those with immune-compromised conditions and TB as well. So, we have to take TB prevention personal and institutional.   Stay safe. Be secure. The communities must engage in critical prevention activities to significantly reduce instance of COVID-19 transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic/lockdown. The health facilities have significantly reduced TB services during the COVID-19 pandemic/lockdown. The communities must provide all non-stigmatising opportunities and contexts TB-medication taking as well as to significantly reduce instances of COVID-19 transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic/lockdown. The number of people attending health facilities for  TB testing and treatment  has decreased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic/lockdown. TB medication taking at a perso

Rest in Peace Musyoki

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In Likoni, a student from Kisii University was murdered. The circumstances are still mixed. There are rumours, whispers and more whispers. The truth is that the late Musyoki was killed! We chose not to go into details. But, we want to memorialize the joy, presence and laughter, everyone says were Musyoki's trademark. May you rest in peace.

Global Day of Parents; COVID-19 and Parenthood

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Global Day of Parents Sub-theme: COVID-19 and Parenthood Parenting? What is it good for? What is in it for me? There is a connection between parenting and COVID-19 protection. Societies provide opportunities for growth, development and sustenance; communities extend these opportunities to individuals who make them up. Individuals are called upon to care for themselves and others. On Global Day of Parents, we cast attention on parents who bring forth children, take care of them, support, provide enduring companionship and guidance. Parenthood is the state of being a parent and the responsibilities involved. It also involves parenting.  Parenting  is process of raising and educating a child from birth until adulthood while  parenthood  is the state of being a parent. Society and communities are the spatial parents we all rely upon for provisions. In unit family or a setting such as a home or shelter parents are the providers to address physical, psychological and emotional needs.

International Day Of UN Peace Keepers

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COVID-19 and Peace Keeping Theme: Communities that participate in peace, create societies that benefit from healthy and peaceful outcomes. They had a grand plan of s aving future generations from the scourge of war . It is a motivation behind the creating the United Nations. Having lived through the devastation of two world wars, the founders had seen the consequences of indecision too. Since its creation, the UN has often been called upon to prevent disputes from escalating into war, or to help restore peace following the outbreak of armed conflict, and to promote lasting peace in societies emerging from wars. But, then COVID-19 is threatening to reverse all the achievements. So communities need to participate in following COVID-19 pandemic response restrictions. The states have to ensure they are providing all necessary anti-COVID-19 protection. For all of us to successfully engage in Anti COVID-19 response we need to participate in mechanisms entrenching conflict prevention;

Marketplace Whose Currency Is Citizenship

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Marketplace Whose Currency Is Citizenship I met a deep voiced woman, breast feeding in public, accompanied by her, soft voiced husband, with really big-sized buttocks, the man, was shorter the wife, whole and taller, we were in a park, the grass, verdant and manicured, the flowers, a profuse of clashing colours, the diversity, created a unity, purpose and beauty, the people in the park, of whatever extract, those from, valleys and hills, priests and parents, saints and sinners, cleaners and litterers, wasters and repurposers, the washrooms, gender neutral, gendered, the water fountains, stained by, undiscriminating and abiding love, they were accessed by, all people and animals, men with no beards, women with hairy bodies, admiring the beauty, with no exclusivity, it was a park, that included all, body types of all versions were the reason, for admittance, body types were the, pass key to this park, the means of exchange, the marketplace it accommodated all, this park, whose citizenshi

CIVICUS 2020 Report Is Out

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CIVICUS 2020 Report is out: A report we helped develop. In Our Case Advocacy amplifies narratives that drive action and greater experiences of life. The report highlights: 1. The 2020 State of Civil Society Report is out now! In its analysis of the last years, the report found: The pandemic has accelerated major economic, political and social problems; Civil society has proven its value by winning key breakthroughs over the last year; The fight is now on to build a better post-pandemic world – civil society is in the forefront of this battle.  Read the report at: web.civicus.org/SOCS2020 #SOCS2020 2. The report describes the massive people’s mobilisations to demand democracy, urge fairer economic policies, challenge inequalities, call for more accountable global governance and insist on urgent action on the climate crisis. Read the report at: web.civicus.org/SOCS2020 #SOCS2020 3. In 2019, civic action proved its value from Sudan, where a longstanding dictator was ousted and military ru