Thursday, January 23, 2020

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.”

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...

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...

Tackling FGM in Eritrea and Sweden

Fatma Naib is a journalist, producer, film maker and anti-FGM advocate, formerly with Al Jazeera English. She is based in Stockholm Sweden and has worked from the Middle East for over ten years. Being a journalist she has reported from across the Middle East,...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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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