ADVOCACY AGAINST FGM / FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION ACT 2011.

This week at a validation workshop in a hotel in Nairobi several implementing partners in advocacy against FGM/C met to validate an abridged version of the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2011. One of the interpretations of the law proposed partly states that if a woman consents to undergo FGM/C, she has not committed an [...]

December 10th, 2014|

SHOULD FGM/C CIRCUMCISERS FACE TOUGHER JAIL TERMS?

The December holiday season in Kenya comes with a lot of activities, one of which is female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Patterns in the practice of FGM/C are now shifting from traditional hyped ceremonies to secret ceremonies performed at night, with only members of the household present. This shift makes it difficult to trace the circumcisers, who [...]

December 1st, 2014|