“This [FGM] has robbed a whole generation of girls of the opportunity to get an education and has left them trying to provide for a family while they are still children themselves.” – Ms Margaret Kenyatta, First Lady of the Republic of Kenya

On 16th June the world commemorated the Day of the African Child 2015 themed “25 Years after the Adoption of the African Children’s Charter: Accelerating our Collective Efforts to End Child Marriage in Africa.”

Worldwide, there have been heightened awareness, advocacy and concerted efforts to end child marriages and as Felogene Anumo blogs, young people must be at the center since “it is possible to end child marriage in our generation. Together, let us banish child marriage to the books of history, where it belongs” and Esther Kimani’s blog agrees, “lets fight to the end”.

Join ongoing twitter conversations and add your voices #YAFDialogues, #SRHRDialogues, #TheAfricaWeWant, #EndChildMarriageNow, #ACRWC25, #DAC2015

In this Issue, we profile 2 of FEMNET members – one in Mali and the other one in South Africa, who share with us updates on what they have recently been engaged and participated in their efforts to promote peace and contribute to shaping the post-2015 development agenda. We hope these inspires you and invite you to send us any updates for wider sharing on this platform. Read more regional and international briefs as well as updates from the Secretariat.

As always, do share with us any feedback on email: library@femnet.or.ke and communication@femnet.or.ke

Enjoy reading — and do share with others in your circles of influence.

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