CSA’s Advocacy Strategy 2021-2025
CSA’s Advocacy Strategy 2021-2025 (Strategic area 3) is on supporting evidence based advocacy for programming and improvement of policy environment for children, adolescents and young people’s Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights
The strategy identifies the following areas of focus for engagement:
CSA’s role in influencing SRHR agenda at Global, Regional and National Levels
Social Governance and accountability
National Discourse on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)
Collaborations and Partnerships with like-minded SRHR Allies and stakeholders
Generation of Evidence for advocacy
Increased organizational commitment to Advocacy
The strategic direction
The Advocacy goal has been revised aligns to the Centre’s overall Strategic Goal as stated in its Strategic Plan (2021-2025) which is to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of children, adolescents and young people. Therefore the Advocacy Goal is to obtain policy commitments and increased investments for the development, protection and health including SRHR of children, adolescents, young people and marginalized groups in Kenya and beyond
The goal, as stated, positions CSA to influence SRHR agenda at global, regional and national levels and platforms. This calls for CSA to work with county, national and relevant regional bodies and CSO partners to enable children, adolescents, young people and the marginalized in Kenya and the region claim and exercise their rights including sexual and reproductive health rights in a society that supports comprehensive SRH services.
Our three pronged approach
The key areas of CSA’s engagements in advocacy are through: grassroots mobilization, strategic partnerships, media campaigns, lobbying, direct action, participation in forums and conferences. The Centre mainly uses the SMART approach to do advocacy. This has 3 main phases each divided into 3 stages and each phase and stage builds onto the next.