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Kenyan Chiefs To Lead War Against Female Cut

Kenyan Chiefs To Lead War Against Female Cut

Chiefs have been identified as an integral part in the campaign to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by 2022. The Ministry of Public Service and Gender and the Anti-FGM Board have kicked off a nationwide campaign targeting 22 FGM hot-spot counties. Chiefs have been identified as the crucial link in addressing the vice by virtue […]

Three Women Arrested For Aiding FGM

Three Women Arrested For Aiding FGM

Police in Ndoleli, Igembe North on Friday arrested three women for helping five girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) on Monday. Also aiding in the investigations are three girls aged 15, 16 and 17, who were found to have already undergone the cut. Two others escaped the dragnet of the local Nyumba Kumi team. Among […]

Traditional Leaders Accused Of Betraying Anti-FGM Campaign In Tarime

Traditional Leaders Accused Of Betraying Anti-FGM Campaign In Tarime

DESPITE showing positive results in the recent years, ongoing campaign against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Tarime District is at a crossroads. With traditional leaders being accused of betraying the initiative. Fear abound that many girls are at risk of undergoing FGM in the district this December, which is traditionally recognized as the FGM season. […]

Uganda: Anti-FGM Campaigners Use Schools To Fight Vice

Uganda: Anti-FGM Campaigners Use Schools To Fight Vice

Schools in the Sabiny sub-region are championing a cultural behavioral change to eradicate the female genital mutilation (FGM) practice. FGM is the painful removal of the external female genitalia for non-therapeutic reasons and the practice is aligned to the Sabiny culture in the remote mountainous districts of Kapchorwa, Kween, Bukwo, Nakapiripirit, Moroto and Amudat. In […]