Stop FGM

Mother of ten refuses to have her daughters undergo FGM

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.

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The Chief’s Dilemma: Pokot Edition.

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.

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Sentiments from Kilgoris

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

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Preparations

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Preparations

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

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Human rights hinge on women’s healthcare

By Joyce Meyer
This past week Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Program, addressed the UNDP Global Center for Public Service Excellence on the need for Women’s Equal Participation and Leadership in Decision-Making: A Global Development Priority. Her remarks are in concert with the post-2015 United Nations sustainable development agenda as she

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Human rights hinge on women’s healthcare

by Joyce Meyer
This past week Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Program, addressed the UNDP Global Center for Public Service Excellence on the need for Women’s Equal Participation and Leadership in Decision-Making: A Global Development Priority. Her remarks are in concert with the post-2015 United Nations sustainable development agenda as

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The Story of Lena – Stop FGM

The Story of Lena – Stop FGM

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

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The Mauche Experience – Stop FGM

Our team of facilitators visited circumciser’s homes. After careful investigations, they informed area chiefs and administration police of the homes where FGM ceremonies were being planned for.
They informed the media and passed word that the government was to arrest all FGM offenders that season.
The chiefs summoned urgent public

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Report on Seminar for Community Health Workers – Stop FGM

REPORT OF TERMINATION OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION / STOP FGM
For: NDUNDORI COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS
Session: SEMINAR HELD IN NAKURU AT EROS HOTEL ON 21ST – 23RD FEBRUARY 2014.
BACKGROUND
The seminar was meant to bring together all the community health workers in Ndundori Division and sensitize them on FGM

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Rite of Passage (ROP) Challenges

We held a rite of passage near Lake Victoria for the girls of Kilgoris. The priest told parents to bring their girls to a holiday camp because telling them that it was an ‘Alternative Rite of Passage to FGM’ seminar would have been vigorously resisted. He brought girls by trucks

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