The break from school in December -January is one of the longest breaks that children get throughout the year. It is well known that throughout Kenya families take advantage of the long break to submit their girls to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
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In this report, we will zoom in on the work that end-FGM campaigner Esnahs Nyramba has been doing over the December - January period. Her work has had many challenges including the struggle to find safe homes for girls as well as fighting pneumonia in January since her work often requires her to regularly be outside out waiting in the cold to ambush planned FGM gatherings and save girls. Esnahs is now well again and continues to thrive in the campaign against FGM in Kisii and Nyamira counties.
End-FGM Campaigner Catherine Thiakunu is the overseer of a large team of activists and male champions in Meru County and Elgeyo Marakwet County. Above Catherine is photographed in Igembe South sensitising local police on their role in ending FGM.
Impact measurement - case study special. Vincent Ogallo reports, how his team saved 512 girls from FGM and saw 38 arrest for FGM in Kuria over the December - January cutting period 2023.
This is the write up of an interview between Ambrose Merian (End FGM Campaigner) and Ruth Harley (GMC Website News editor) : on Tuesday 17th January at 1500PM. This interview made it possible to zoom in on all the work that Ambrose has been doing over the December 2022- January 2023 period to save girls from FGM.
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