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Established in 2005, Coexist has quickly established itself as a pioneer in promoting gender justice, human rights and conflict mitigation by targeting men and boys as its key clusters. Coexist has won numerous international awards and been selected by experts in the field as one of the most effective organization’s working to end violence against women and girls by addressing negative socialization processes, negative cultural practices, stereotypes and masculinities. We work with men, youth, boys and communities by focusing on addressing attitudes that generate traditions of terror and encourage the use of violence as enshrined in patriarchy, negative masculinity and the entire negative socialization processes. We reverse the trend by targeting the men,youth and boys and working with them to change negative attitudes, practices and beliefs that put women and girls at even greater risk and vulnerability including HIV infection. Our strength has been our fostering of active and meaningful involvement of the program beneficiaries. Our approach and strategies have had the efficacy for escalating community receptivity to our programs by lessening resistance and for increasing the likelihood of community members taking an active role in the thematic focus area. We do this through a multiplicity of strategies including capacity building, advocacy, peer education, media programming, tools development, and edutainment and community forums.
Coverage Area:Kenya |
The European / Global Intecultural Achivement Award – 2014 in Vienna |Africans International Achievers Award – 2013 in London |Kenyatta University shield of honour 2015 |Egerton University 2017 Gender Award |UNHCR recognition for best Practice 2015/2016 |Avon Global Communications Award 2015 |Intercultural Innovation Award 2016