Tag: FGM

In New Egypt, Women Fear the Return of Legal Female Genital Mutilation

by Manar Ammar -Egypt- “I was weeping and called on my mother for help, but the worst shock of all was when I looked around and found her standing by my side. It was her, yes. I could not be

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Lilian Mogiti Nyandoro, Anti-FGM Crusader, Liberates Maasai Women and Girls

by Joyce J. Wangui -Kenya- Though the name Lilian Mogiti Nyandoro may not mean much to those in Nairobi where she is based, in a small village in Kimana, Oloitoktok District her name speaks volumes. She has demystified the female

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Outlawed Female Genital Mutilation Persists in Kenya

by Rachel Muthoni -Kenya- In a bid to retain culture and due to the greed of men who profit by marrying off their daughters, some communities in Kenya still practice Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Section 14 of The Children’s Act

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Kenya Is Burning: Women’s Voices Are Missing in the Making of the Nation

by Philo Ikonya – Kenya – The women of Kenya have always been aware of injustice in our society, all through the years. And they have fought for justice: in 1922 Mary Nyanjiru faced the colonialist’s gun fearlessly after stating

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