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Mercy Musomi

She is the Executive Director of Child Girl Network, Kenya, and has worked in civil society organizations influencing policies and legislations for the last 25 years. She has advocated for girls and women in particular issues relating to gender based violence. Specifically, her advocacy work has been around issues of child marriages and female genital mutilation. She has been successful at identifying advocacy issues that others have fear to address, for instance, initiating a campaign to mobilize and provide girls with sanitary towels to be able to remain in school throughout the month and to be able to perform as well as boys. 

A powerful voice in girls’ issues in Kenya, she has mobilized material and human resources, lobbied for issues that affect girls and women negatively and facilitated dialogue and empowerment of the youth with special emphasis on the girl child. She is a fully trained teacher and psychologist, with a diploma in counselling, and has four sons.

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