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.
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful traditional practice with severe health complications, deeply rooted in many Sub-Saharan African countries. In The Gambia, the prevalence of FGM/C is 78.3% in women aged between 15 and 49 years. The objective of this study is to perform a first evaluation of
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Theme 2016 “Achieving the new Global Goals through the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by 2030.”
The 17 goals – known as the Sustainable Development Goals, or simply the Global Goals – aim to transform the world over the next 15 years. They build on the success of the Millennium
Naomi Ghatti Marwa, 47, from Ntimaru, Kuria East, committed a cardinal sin against her people after refusing to allow her girls to undergo female circumcision.
This stance was seen as an affront to her community’s values and she has paid the ultimate price of violence and ex-communication from her people.
Two hundred girls marched to chiefs camp for 2 days. The chief had refused to approve the carrying out of FGM rites in his location. For those two days, he did not eat or drink until he came out, apologized and allowed them to go ahead with the FGM program and cut.
Early this year, we were in Kilgoris for a seminar on FGM. The locals turned up and we spoke to them about the effects of the practice. These are some of the sentiments from the seminar.
A man said he was going to check the type of FGM that