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CHASE Africa supports girls and women throughout Covid-19 pandemic

February 24th, 2021|

The global pandemic is having a devastating effect on the rights of women and girls. CHASE Africa and its partners have been working throughout the pandemic to ensure family planning services are still available to those who need them most   In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, CHASE Africa and its partners have continued [...]

Mid-pandemic, rural women embrace the privacy of door-to-door family planning advice

February 15th, 2021|

More interest by women in family planning is the surprising result of Covid-19 for CHASE Africa, as the charity reports that women are increasingly keen on the  more private, personal, door-to-door family planning services necessitated by the pandemic. When Covid-19 restrictions prevented CHASE Africa and its partners hosting large gatherings at community day clinics, we continued private, door-to-door [...]

Join the team, we’re hiring!

February 12th, 2021|

CHASE Africa has an exciting opportunity for a creative communications professional to join our small, friendly team as Communications and Engagement Coordinator. The Communications and Engagement Coordinator will lead on communications and supporter engagement through producing excellent and compelling communications materials. You will build audiences through managing CHASE Africa’s social media platforms, website, print materials and press relations. The [...]

Planting trees and family planning is empowering women in Uganda

January 18th, 2021|

Some 12,200 trees were planted over the course of the project, 84% of which survived.  In Northern Uganda, women have gained more economic power within the community thanks to a tree planting and cookstove initiative by CHASE Africa and its local partner, the Rural Initiative for Community Empowerment (RICE) West Nile. The project, which ran between January [...]

Dads’ Discussions: how men in rural Africa are learning to talk about ‘women’s matters’

January 11th, 2021|

CHASE Africa is working with men in rural Kenya and Uganda to change the conversation around family planning, encouraging them to support their wives in choosing the number and spacing of their children   Men from rural communities in Kenya and Uganda often hold deep-rooted cultural beliefs about the number of children they should have – [...]

Transform a woman’s life with the Big Give

November 30th, 2020|

Modern Maasai couples – and working mums – are choosing smaller, better educated families Couples in rural areas of southern Kenya are bucking ancient Maasai tradition, which dictates that a big family is a status symbol, and choosing to have smaller families. The change comes as community projects run by CHASE Africa and [...]

Cuts to UK aid budget a devastating blow for development

November 26th, 2020|

News that the aid budget is to be cut from 0.7% to 0.5% of the UK's gross national income (GNI) is a devastating blow for communities living in poverty around the world. At a time when the world economy and health systems are in turmoil, reducing the UK's aid budget will make the recovery from Covid-19 most difficult for [...]

Tribes are adapting, is it time we learned how?

November 9th, 2020|

Ed Pycraft joined CHASE Africa as a Trustee in October 2020. In this blog, he explores his motivations and experience of working with remote, rural communities in Kenya. In 2019, I was presented with the opportunity to lead an ethnographic baseline study into the lives of one of the most emblematic tribes in the world, the Maasai. Equipped with [...]

An Update from Uganda

July 13th, 2020|

In Northern Uganda, our work continues to support better health, livelihoods and environment for rural communities. Since January when we first announced this project, activities have been launched to great success, despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with our local partner RICE West Nile, two women's groups have been identified to create Women's Environment Clubs. They [...]