Saturday, July 4, 2020

Fighting The Cut in Kenya

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in the countries where the practice is concentrated. Furthermore, there are an estimated 3 million girls at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation...

Fighting The Cut in Nigeria-the SIRP Way

Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP) is an NGO based in Enugu State of Nigeria. The organization was founded in the year 1988 and was officially registered in 1999. Dr Chris N. Ugwu, the founder is also the Executive-Director at SIRP. The...

If we want progress in #FightingTheCut we must involve men

The #EndFGM conversation has been going on for so long now. Mostly, women have been at the center of this conversation. However, men haven't been left out in this. Tony Mwebia is one among the few men in Kenya who actively engages in the...

What would tradition lose if I was not cut? A cry from Dadaab

"...How did I become a child born in the land and be not a daughter of the land? If I stay in the camp I see my dreams trade for a loss and frustrations grow in my head like forest moss... If I take the road...

I Am Back To Continue Telling People Stories

It’s been a while since I published anything here, or like you guys say, “it’s been a minute.” I started writing on my basic wordpress account yegonemmanuel.wordpress.com when I was in college. At that time, it was the coolest thing to do. I must...

23 and Just Started

George Maringa is a broadcast journalist with KTN. At the age of 23 and having graduated from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in November 2016, he is already a reporter with one of the leading media houses in Kenya. George is...

John Abdub: Young and Ambitious Author

As the lecturers strike enters its second month, learning in public universities remains paralyzed. Final year students in some of the leading universities in the country have spent more than the required time in college due to the perennial strikes and other factors affecting...

One on one with Eric Wainaina

At the mention of his name, the song Daima Mkenya immediately comes to mind. Eric wainaina continues to be an inspiration to many as his messages in his songs have in Kenya’s recent past been used to unify people and reinstate the sense of...

FGM and the Law in Nigeria

Courtesy of SIRP Nigeria Did you know that currently in Nigeria, 20 million women and girls have been mutilated and yet there has been no conviction? In this article we dwelt on the two major reasons for this in Nigeria.  We also looked at the...

Fighting the cut in Nigeria

Female genital mutilation FGM is widely practiced in Nigeria, a country which, with its large population has the highest absolute number of cases of FGM in the world. The number of FGM cases in Nigeria accounts for one-quarter of the estimated 115-130 million circumcised...

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