Sunday, November 17, 2019

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...

Preserving history and other lessons from Rwanda

Loosely translated as remember 25, Kwibuka 25 is the sign that welcomes those visiting the compound of the Kigali genocide memorial. It is a coincidence that I am 25 when visiting the memorial that harbors commemorations of what happened to the...

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...

Living Scars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuMf00-bwlk Cases of rape and other forms of sexual violence have been on the rise in Kenya. A lot of these cases however go unreported and victims live with life-long scars. Watch #LivingScars to find out the effects rape has on its victims and why...

Fighting The Cut in the North Bank Region-The Gambia

Awa Gai is a 19 year old Law student at the University of The Gambia, an anti-FGM activist and a feminist. The youngest staff and volunteer, she serves as the Administrative Assistant at Safe Hands for Girls, a non-profit youth-led organization that aims at...

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...

I’m a survivor and was cut at the age of 10 ~ Sadia

Sadia Sango Hussein hails from Tana River County in Coastal Kenya. At the age of 10 she underwent the cut and to date she remembers the pain she experienced, coupled up with the trauma and other complications that followed. Today, she is an anti-FGM advocate...

Fighting The Cut in Banjul-The Gambia

Marie Jeng is a 2nd year Law student at the University of The Gambia and also the assistant Information and Public Relations Officer of the Law Students Association. She is a poet, 2-time debate champion, and 5-time crowned beauty queen in the university. Marie...

Essentials of Investigative Journalism From Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an award-winning undercover journalist from Ghana. I have been following his work on YouTube for a while now. Yesterday however, I had the pleasure to listen to him thanks to Joseph Warungu who invited him to the Top Story Season2...

Why involving men in the fight against FGM is key

“We as men are mostly the reason why these girls have to go through the cut. Involving the men is really a game changer. It is a very noble campaign and I hope the county government will come in to help promote his campaign so that no more girls are cut.”

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