Monday, July 6, 2020

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...

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...

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 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...

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.”

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 when I was in college. At that time, it was the coolest thing to do. I must...

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...

Women Speak: Can’t a daughter inherit her father’s land?

Can’t a daughter inherit her father’s land? This piece looks at the issue of land ownership in Kenya through the eyes of women in two counties.

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...

Here’s what must be done to slay the corruption dragon in Kenya

“Corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen's faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments. It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs” –...

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