NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya will on Saturday host an
international conference on strengthening marriages that
are grappling with turmoil occasioned by economic
uncertainties, weakening social bonds and rapid
conference organizers said in a statement issued in
Nairobi on Monday that an estimated 2000 participants
will attend the international marriage conference to be
held in Kenya for the first time.
marriage conference is an opportunity for us as Kenyans
to openly address core issues affecting our families and
with support of national and international experts seek
lasting solutions,” said Rahma Hersi, the Director of
Awal Consulting, a co-organizer of the conference
that delegates who will include family therapists,
clinicians, psychiatrists and religious leaders will
share best practices that can be applied to cushion the
institution of marriage from external pressures.
Hersi, the modern marriages are falling apart due to
social ills like violence, drug abuse, alcoholism and
negative influence of social media.
Hussein, the Founder of Marriage Conference
International, regretted that broken marriages that have
spiked in recent times across the globe are having a
devastating impact on social and economic fabric.
marriage institution is under attack because we have
neglected it for a long time. The marriage contract is
the most important contract in our lives yet we get into
it unprepared,” said Hussein.
that the Nairobi conference will revitalize the
conversation on how to strengthen modern marriages amid
onslaught from negative impacts of urbanization.
International Marriage Conference since its inception in
2015 has been held in eight different cities across the
capital, Nairobi will be the second city in Africa to
host the international marriage conference after
Johannesburg in South Africa which hosted it in 2016.
revealed that Nigeria, Morocco and Ghana are expected to
host the conference in the near future.
policy makers, social scientists and clerics are
expected to attend the inaugural marriage conference in
the country amid high incidents of domestic violence and
homicide that have been reported lately in national