Courageous Conversation: What Do Young People Think About Faith and Gender Equality?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2023

World leaders have been calling for a renewed focus on gender equality as girls’ and women’s issues have suffered serious setbacks during the pandemic. How do young people in Africa relate to gender equality? Do they connect it to faith? How do they think that they should and could be involved in changing the status quo?

In this Courageous Conversation, panelists Zawadi Musembi and Brian Lepish, two young Africans involved in faith and gender equality, discussed what the new generation that will be shaping the future of this critical continent thinks about this core issue. They were joined by Rev. Dr. Patrick Musembi, former Girl Child Long Walk fellow and dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Daystar University. Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, Girl Child Long Walk Senior Project Consultant facilitated the conversation.

More About Our Speakers

Zawadi Musembi is a secondary school student and women’s rights advocate based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Brian Lepish is an International Relations student at Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya and a gender equality advocate.

Rev. Dr. Patrick Musembi is dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Marie-Rose Romain Murphy is the Girl Child Long Walk senior project consultant, co-founder of the Haiti Community Foundation, and founder of ESPWA, Inc. (Economic Stimulus Projects for Work and Action), a Haitian-led organization. She is based in Nîmes, France. 

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