Kenya celebrated International Women’s Day yesterday by launching the African Union Campaign to End Child Marriage under the theme, “Celebrating the Bold Women of Kenya.” Kenya is the 19th country to have launched the campaign since 2014.
Women, girls, civil society actors and government officials gathered at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi to celebrate.
To mark the occasion First Lady Magaret Gukuo Kenyatta spoke on the President’s behalf. She said that Kenya already had strong laws to tackle child marriage and the African Union campaign was another step in the right direction towards a safer and freer Kenya. Read more here:
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense