E2 Having mentors in the anti FGM campaign, with Ruth Jepchumba

E2 Having mentors in the anti FGM campaign, with Ruth Jepchumba

Ruth is the founder, Marakwet Girls Foundation. Narrowly escaping FGM, Ruth helps girls who are at risk and those that were not so lucky to escape the harmful cultural practice; and she has a mentor to guide her along the way.

About Marakwet Girls Foundation

MGF is community based organisation championing for the rights of a girl child and geared towards ending harmful cultural practices; child marriage, gender-based violence and Female Genital Mutilation.
Working with different initiatives, MGF focuses majorly on education as a social tool to end Female Genital Mutilation.

About the End FGM Podcast
This podcast features people working in individual and organizational capacities in Kenya and beyond. They share their experiences, successes, failures and lessons learnt in the Anti FGM Campaign.

According to the World health Organization, Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

To listen to this podcast on itunes, search for End FGM.
To listen to all podcast episodes here, use the player below.

  1. Meet Tony Mwebia Jeremiah Kipainoi 27:34
  2. Meet Ruth Jepchumba Jeremiah Kipainoi 34:59
  3. Meet Catherine Thiakunu Jeremiah Kipainoi 39:36


Jeremiah Kipainoi is a multimedia journalist and fellow, Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. His background in journalism has drawn him into telling human-interest stories, using media as an agent of change.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. I like the part she says you don’t need money to do what you want, commitment and persistence is crucial. Its a good thing she acknowledges that the journey is full of disappointments but that should not deter us, your work will sell itself. This was a perfect one Kipainoi!👏 Indeed we have a responsibility to make the world a better place👌.

  2. Solid solid work.
    A very good initiative and I hope it can help many more girls

  3. This is great Jeremiah, thank you for allowing me to speak to very many people out there, about my journey towards a society free from FGM and all other forms of violence against girls and women.

    Let’s do this!!! #ItTakesUsAll #EndFGM

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