To Mobilize and build the capacities and competencies of 2000 men, 1500boys and 200 community leaders toward the eradication of child marriage in Kenya. Girls as young as twelve are being forced to lose their childhoods for a life that is defined by isolation, violence and illness.
In Kenya, as it is in other parts of the developing world, girls are being forced to lose their childhoods for a life that is defined by isolation, violence and illness because of several key factors. They include poverty, lack of education and job opportunities, insecurity in the face of war and conflict, and the force of archaic customs and traditions that devalue women and girls and discriminate against them. Child marriage is a gross violation of human rights.
Community level capacity and competence building Advocacy and aggressive lobbying Aggressive media campaigns Mobilizing all social structure elements including men and boys Social media campaigns Developing and distributing IEC materials Hosting public dialogue forums
15% involvement of men in anti-child marriage activities in the target region 14% increased community awareness about the negative social and health consequences of child marriage Established community based safety networks managed by men and boys to result in enhanced security for girls at both the community and family level increased by 15% Media practitioners levels of awareness about child marriage raised and their capacities to objectively cover child marriage improved by 25%