M. Tony Mwebia

Gender Equality Advocate, Founder and executive director of Men End FGM Movement

Tony Mwebia is an award-winning Gender Equality Advocate from Kenya. He is the founder and executive director of Men End FGM Movement, an online and offline campaign, that rallies men and boys to join the fight against Female Genital Mutilation, Child Marriage, and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence. His career spans over 7 years both in the NGO and Government agencies in Kenya.
Aside from social work, he is a social media strategist with a bias in social change campaigns.
In October 2019 Tony was named a national hero in Kenya for his end FGM work and awarded by the president of Kenya during Mashujaa Day celebrations. He was a finalist at the Diversity and Inclusion Awards Kenya 2019 as a Gender Equality Champion and he is the reigning best End FGM Social Media Activist 2017- 2019 a recognition by the Anti-FGM board Kenya.

4.00 - 5.00 PM Discussion

Tuesday 24th Nov

Gender Equality: what’s the status quo?

The status quo of gender equality in Africa refers to the current state of affairs as it is, or in other words, the oppression women receive to this moment. Women
are responsible for 60% of the work done globally, yet earn just 10% income and 1% of the property. In Africa, 70% of women are financially excluded. The continent has a US$42 billion financing gap between men and women. In addition, there exist many other causes for gender inequality in Africa being: lack of legal protection, lack of bodily autonomy, poor medical care, societal mindset, uneven
access to education…