INERELA+ Kenya has been engaged in advocacy in the following areas;
Unfavorable government policies towards HIV, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) and and nutrition can lead to increased rate of infections, high child mortality and morbidity, and increase in stigma.
Advocacy for elimination of pediatric HIV & TB
Since 2015, INERELA+ Kenya has been engaged in advocacy to address pediatric HIV and TB issues within faith communities. The initiative, supported by World Council of Churches – Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance has seen religious leaders Call for Action to address the issues. Over the years, INERELA+ Kenya has engaged religious leaders through key mobilizing moments including the Day of the African Child, the World AIDS Day and the Universal Children Day.
Advocacy for HIV and TB Stigma Reduction
INERELA+ Kenya has been using the Framework for Dialogue to advocate for the elimination of HIV related stigma within faith communities. The advocacy has been up scaled to the Faith Sector Working Group, the MIPA Group among other key TWGs. As a result, INERELA+ Kenya continues to play a leading role in the HIV response as a key partner to the National AIDS Control Council, and has taken a leading role in the Faith Sector Working Group among other key TWGs.
Advocacy for Good Governance
Since 2016, INERELA+ Kenya has trained religious leaders as heralds of change to advocate for good governance with a keen focus on budget making processes in county and national governments to lobby for increased funding for WASH programs, nutrition and MNCH.