What Women Want

Approximately 300,000 women and girls die during pregnancy and childbirth every year. In Kenya, where the maternal mortality rate stands at 362 per 100,000 live births (DHS 2014/2015), changing this picture begins with women and girls. When women and girls are involved in identifying the barriers and solutions to healthcare, progress accelerates. As quality has a huge impact on whether a woman or girl will seek care, the heart of the What Women Want campaign is about understanding quality from women’s and girls’ perspectives. As part of the global White Women Want Campaign, WRA Kenya and partners mobilized over 118,545 responses from women and girls across Kenya. The top demands: improved Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), respectful and dignified care, Improved menstrual hygiene services. Our advocacy strategy centers around making these demands a reality for women and girls in Kenya.

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What Women Want Impact

Women living with disabilities voiced their demands for inclusive health facilities – (watch above)

Introducing the What Women Want Dashboard

The 1.2 million open-ended responses White Ribbon Alliance received have been categorized, analyzed, and are now available at your fingertips through the What Women Want Interactive Dashboard, a unique tool that connects women’s voices with the almost infinite possibilities of digital analysis.

The Dashboard offers an unprecedented level of access to women’s demands to allow anyone, anywhere to see exactly what women want when it comes to their healthcare, and to meaningfully respond.   

You can filter by selecting Kenya to see all the responses from women and girls in Kenya