Archive | October, 2013
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Our Wikigender page

29 Oct

Our Wikigender page

Our Wikigender page

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Engaging men to eradicate child marriage

25 Oct

Engaging men to eradicate child marriage

The cost of child marriage in Kenya is too expensive to disregard.

Why we care: Girls as young as twelve are forced into marriage and lose their childhoods for a life that is defined by isolation, violence and poor health.

How we’re solving this: Mobilizing boys, men and communities to advocate and lobby to end child marriage.

In Kenya, as it is in other parts of the developing world, girls are forced to give up their childhoods because they are forced to marry at a young age. Early marriage thwarts a girl’s chance at education, endangers her health and cuts short her personal growth and development.

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Mobilising spiritual leaders to prevent child marriage in Kenya

25 Oct

Mobilising spiritual leaders to prevent child marriage in Kenya

The prevalence of child marriage in Kenya saddens me. We have collectively failed to realise the rights of many girls to a life of their choosing. In the past two years, 40% of girls in Kenya were married before their eighteenth birthday; 61% in the Kajiado County alone. At this rate, Kenya will see 35,000 more girls married off within the next year. That’s 35,000 girls who will suffer violations of their right to health, education and non-discrimination.

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Delegation from the Austrian Embassy pause for a group photo with Coexist Initiative Staff

25 Oct

Delegation from the Austrian Embassy pause for a group photo with Coexist Initiative Staff

Delegation from the Austrian Embassy pause for a group photo with Coexist Initiative Staff

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The story of my life!!

20 Oct

The story of my life!!

This is the story of my life.