Wanjala Wajula is the Founder and Executive Director of the Coexist Initiative, a multi-global award winning Kenyan NGO working across Kenya and the entire East Africa region as well as parts of Southern Africa. We work to promote gender transformation, human rights and social justice by targeting and working with men, boys and communities. I am a senior partner at Mululu Consultants and a co-founder and co-chair of the Kenya National Men’s Alliance for Gender Justice.
Established in 2005, Coexist has quickly established itself as a pioneer in promoting gender transformation, and advancing human rights by targeting men and boys as its key cluster. 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. This year, Coexists work has also been selected by many UN agencies including UNHCR as examples of best practice and its materials translated into many languages across the world.