Christine Alfons is a seasoned advocate for social change and gender equality, with a passion for child-led development and transformative initiatives. With an impressive track record spanning over 8 years, Christine's commitment to fostering positive change is remarkable.
As the Founder and Director of the Safe Engage Foundation since 2018, Christine has demonstrated visionary leadership by creating a unified mission that resonates with her team and stakeholders alike. Her expertise in managing programs efficiently and effectively has been instrumental in addressing pressing issues such as Female Genital Mutilation and Early, Forced, and Child Marriages.
Christine served as the Founding National Secretary of the Youth Anti-FGM Network Kenya (YANK) where she was able to support the establishment of YANK chapters in the 22 FGM-hotspot counties in Kenya. YANK introduced governance structures that have seen the youth network grow in influencing change towards the abandonment of FGM.
Christine's advocacy extends beyond borders, as seen in her role as the Executive Committee member in Commonwealth Youth and Gender Equality Network (CYGEN), Christine took the lead on combating Child Early and Forced Marriage, exemplifying her commitment to youth-led advocacy. Her collaborative spirit comes to the forefront as she engaged with external organizations and played a pivotal role in high-level international discussions.
In recognition of her outstanding efforts, Christine has been honored with awards such as the Head of State Commendation Award and The International Alliance for Women's World of Difference Award. Her participation in various global conferences, including the Goalkeepers Convening and Women Deliver Conference, highlights her dedication to international collaboration.
Christine Alfons' journey is a testament to her tireless dedication to creating a world where gender equality thrives, harmful practices are abandoned, and the voices of children are amplified. Her inspiring leadership, advocacy prowess, and relentless pursuit of positive change continue to make a profound impact on the lives of women and children globally.
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