October #AfroTalks: Raising Sons, the boy child crisis

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Credit: Afromum.com

Credit: Afromum.com

This month’s edition of AfroTalks organized by Afromum will take place on Wednesday October 28. This edition will focus on the issue of raising sons and the boy child crisis.

Over the last couple of months, debate has been rife in Kenyan social circles on the boy child crisis. Some critics of the girl child empowerment say that the girls have been empowered at the expense of the boys. Others like Dr. Wania Njoya, argue on her blog post about the crisis of the Kenyan man that, “Complaints of neglect from girl child advocates are as narrow-minded as those from an older sibling wondering why he needs to eat vegetables when his toddler sibling is still suckling, unable to realize that the parent cares for each of the children according to each child’s needs.”

Afro Talks are monthly social media conversations taking place every last Wednesday of the month from 2pm – 5pm EAT. The conversations that happen mainly on Twitter are focused on pertinent topics ranging from parenting, relationships, health, sex, intimacy and gender among others with an aim of airing views based on our social, economic & cultural experiences as individual, couples and as parents.

About TN & the guest

This month Afrotalks will be hosting Eric Munyoki, the program coordinator of the Boys2Men program at Transform Nations organisation. Transform Nations was started in the year 2010 by founder and current Executive Director, Simon Mbevi. It was born from the desire and passion to see the lives of people and communities all over the world positively impacted.  Their mission is to motivate individuals to become self-leading agents of transformation in their spheres of influence.

Transform Nations focuses on three particular pillars of society that they believe when impacted, Nations will be transformed. These pillars are responsible masculinity, transformative leadership and community engagement. Their programs are derived from these pillars. Nationally TN has programs running in several counties in Kenya. They also run regional programs in Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda.

To contribute to this debate, join the conversations under the hashtag #AfroTalks


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