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Wanjala Wafula is the founder and executive director of the Coexist Initiative, a Kenyan NGO working across Kenya and the entire East and Central Africa region to promote gender transformation, human rights and social justice. Established in 2005, 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, Coexist’s work has also been selected by many UN agencies including UNHCR as examples of best practices. Wafula has authored five books since 2012, his most recent one being Sketches of African Men (2015). He is also the co-founder and co-chair of the Kenya National Men’s Alliance for Gender Justice.