A programme which engages with girls and young women across poor and disenfranchised neighbourhoods in Nairobi. Here girls marry young, they get pregnant in their teens, they have little control over economic assets, they drop out of school earlier than boys, and are subject to a disproportionate level of violence. Boxgirls challenges this vicious cycle which is anchored in a cultural pattern, by reaching out to schools to engage with girls, providing them with boxing training and with peer coaching and related discussions about life experiences and life skills, helping the girls to build skills and confidence in themselves.

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