You would think with all the new developments happening around, marriage .a Maasai girl is safe from the despicable things such as circumcision marriage. Yes, some people think that is now a myth and nothing but one of the story lines similar to ”The river between ”.
Girl circumcision in
Sister Ephigenia Gachiri is working to replace this horrific practice with healthy rituals.
When Naomi, a shopkeeper in Ntimaru, Kenya, refused to allow her daughters to undergo female circumcision, she was
In early 2015, psychotherapist and female genital mutilation (FGM) campaigner Leyla Hussein approached photographer Jason Ashwood with the idea of a photo project that celebrated FGM survivors as beautiful, confident, and proud of their achievements, despite their suffering.
The result was The Face of Defiance, a series of portraits of
DEEP in the Rift Valley in northern Kenya, warriors of the Samburu tribe are the unlikely heroes of a feminist revolution.
These imposing young men are at the forefront of a campaign to end the horror of female genital
mutilation (FGM), which has existed in their community for centuries.
PART ONE– PREPARATIONS
In Samburu culture, immediately the girl is born, she is separated from her mother by a young girl who cuts the umbilical cord.
There is a celebration that is held called “IKIPOKET”. During this celebration, fathers are not supposed to neither participate nor feast in any
Lena leaves school at age fourteen or sixteen. She marries a boy of eighteen, who also left school after class seven or eight. The boy’s parents have a small farm where all the children work together.
She cooks with the mother in-law and is with her all day in the