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A price too high to pay

4 May

A price too high to pay

Men, boys and communities must play a key role in promoting maternal health, emergency contraception and family planning

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Empower Girls. Period.

3 May

Girls' Globe

Written by Joy Lynn Alegarbes of Huru International

Edith, Photo c/o Huru International Edith, Photo c/o Huru International “I used to have this one wish that I was never born a girl.” – Edith, age 13

“When I was in lower primary,” Edith explained, “I used to pass and pass well in my exams. But after my period…  I missed classes.  My teachers complained and my friends wondered why I was not coming to school for the day or the week.  I was unable to explain.  My self esteem became low, and I used to tell myself that I would not be able to go to my dream school or reach my goals.  I felt very sorry for myself.”

Each year around the world, approximately 500 million girls get their periods, and each of these girls can miss up to six weeks of school every year.  Chronic absenteeism is closely linked to academic decline.  It is not…

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Help Kick FGM out of Kenya

1 May

Help Kick FGM out of Kenya

Dear Friends,

Please visit the Link below and support our efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation in Kenya. By giving $20, you safe the future of one girl.

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Wanjala Wafula

Founder/CEO

Coexist Initiative

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Girls not Brides Video

25 Apr

Girls not Brides Video

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Celebrity pause

22 Apr

Celebrity pause

American Rap music star Q Walcot who is also a gender activist with me at the hotel Panafric in Nairobi

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Austrian Visit

22 Apr

Austrian Visit

Delegation from the Austrian Embassy in Nairobi

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Visit

22 Apr

Visit

Hi delegation visit from the Austrian Embassy in Nairobi visits the Coexist Initiative offices