The 5th study was carried out in January 2021, by Sadia Isaak and her team, to further validate the dramatically improving metrics we had obtained in our 4th longitudinal study, completed in October 2020.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) can have a devastating impact on the lives of women and girls who have undergone the procedure. FGM can cause physical and psychological harm, as well as social and economic consequences.
FGM is most commonly performed on girls before they reach puberty, and can cause significant physical and psychological harm.
According to World Health Organisation - Female genital mutilation (FGM) can cause a variety of health problems, including severe bleeding, infections, pain, and complications during childbirth.
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).
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.
Over the Christmas period 1,611 girls in Kenya were saved from FGM - thanks to the work of 13 Activists These thirteen dedicated #FrontlinersEndingFGM Activists worked with the Police, to…
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.
Over 1000 activists from 10 countries are involved in the launch of #FrontlineEndingFGM backed by the UNFPA, the EU, USAID, The Global Media Campaign, and the Wallace Global Fund. Media-trained by the Global Media Campaign – the activists and frontliners have been campaigning locally, often using the media, and have already run over 2600 media campaigns since work began in 2013.