Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Why Men are Key in #FightingTheCut

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 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...

If only men were involved

Last week I joined Tony Mwebia, Domtila Chesang in Kapenguria West Pokot County to celebrate the International Day of the Girl. Unlike in other places, the program in Kapenguria involved the training of young men from different parts of the county on their role...

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...

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...

Young As We May Be, We Will End FGM

"Most people are used to the old spearheading this campaign, it is still uncommon to see and believe that a young person like myself is on it. This undermining of what we are capable of doing also affects my work because in most cases...

Fighting The Cut in Tana River County-Kenya

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 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...

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