Mobilising spiritual leaders to prevent child marriage in Kenya

In the time it has taken to read this article 58 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

About the author

Wanjala Wafula

The Coexist Initiative

Wanjala Wafula is the founder and CEO of the Coexist initiative, a Kenyan community-based organisation that works alongside boys and men to eliminate all forms of gender-based violence. Coexist was awarded the African Achievers Awards 2012, celebrating the successes of engaging men and boys as a means to empower young girls. For more information on The Coexist Initiative and their drive to end gender-based violence, go to their website and blog.

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