Coexist Kenya receives University award for gender work

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Side by Side member organisation The Coexist Initiative in Kenya is the recipient of the 2017 Egerton University Award for its work on gender mainstreaming and community empowerment.

Established in 2005, Coexist has quickly established itself as a pioneer in promoting gender justice, human rights  and  the elimination  of harmful traditional practices including child marriage, female genital cutting and  boy child preference by targeting men and boys as its key clusters.

Coexist employs innovative, tested and integrated approaches that are simple, home-grown, participatory, holistic, and also approaches that reinforce existing work.

Their thematic interventions are guided by research, training, synergy development, advocacy, tools development and extensive grassroots engagement, and aim to build competences, raise the levels of awareness, influence attitudes and behaviours, and objectively provide information.

Coexist recognises that, too often, initiatives seeking to achieve gender equality and girls’/women’s empowerment sideline the role of men, or define their role in a narrow manner.

More information about Coexist is HERE.

Posted by: Terrie Robinson | Monday, October 23rd, 2017
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