E14 How to communicate to communities, with Asenath Mwithigah

Asenath Mwithigah has worked as a Social Change Communications Manager at the Girl Generation. She has diverse experience and expertise in content and capacity development for social change, advocacy and programme management, which has been acquired through her work across various development programmes including Gender Equality, Water and Sanitation, Maternal Health, Governance, Women Economic Empowerment, […]

E13 Training drivers of change to end FGM/C with Godfrey Ochieng’

Godfrey Ochieng’ Okumu is a program officer at Tostan, an organization that helps African communities bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on human rights. The program engages participants using familiar methods of communication such as dialogue and exchange, theatre, poetry, and song while addressing topics of high interest. Godfrey speaks to me […]

E12 Funding the Frontline in the fight against FGM, with Nimco Ali

Nimco Ali, OBE. is a Somali social activist. She is co-founder and CEO of The Five Foundation, an Africa-led partnership to end female genital mutilation. She spoke to me in Senegal, on trusting Africans in leading the fight against FGM in Africa. She says that it is important to speak to people in power and […]

E10 Engaging local leaders in addressing FGM, with Dorcas Parit

Dorcas Parit works with the Nyumba Kumi, a government established village level administration that helps in reporting and addressing FGM cases. She shares her journey, successes, challenges and lessons learnt in the fight against FGM. ABOUT FGM According to the World health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal […]

E9 Education and Cultural Relevance in Ending FGM, with Samuel Leadismo

Samuel Leadismo is the The Founder & Director, Pastoralist Child Foundation. HE has been working to End HCPs and empowering his community in Samburu and Narok County. Leadismo is a Male Champion to end FGM in Kenya award holder, 2018 by the Kenya Anti FGM Board. His work has been featured in: Voice of America, […]

E8 Conflict and FGM in the Mt. Elgon region, with Peter Kemei

Peter Kemei’s organization works in the Mt. Elgon region, championing for children and youth rights. Top among the issues they deal with is Female Genital Mutilation, a practice that has had resurgence in the area during and after the Sabaot Land Defence Forces were in power. ABOUT FGM According to the World health Organization, Female […]

E7 Future campaigners; from Chalbi desert to campus activist, with Gumato Guyo

Gumato Guyo, 23, is an FGM survivor from Chalbi Desert in Marsabit County. Having been brought up by her grandmother, she, like her age mates in the village, went through the cut. Her mother, an anti FGM campaigner protected her sister. Gumato wants to help other girls avoid the cut, and she has began her […]

E6 Nurturing agents of change through sport and film, with Sonyanga Ole Ng’ais

Sonyanga Ole Ng’ais has been playing cricket for advocacy, shining light to the Laikipia Maasai community as well as Kenya on an international scale. Through cricket, and an award-winning anti-FGM documentary, Sonyanga is addressing FGM from the lens of the custodians of the culture. He has founded the Maasai Cricket ladies as well as Selenken […]

E5 Policy, Law and working with communities, with Brenda Dora

Brenda Dora is a Human Rights lawyer, policy advocacy expert and child rights specialist involved in creation of Anti FGM policies , lobbying for adoption of child-friendly policies and laws; and training of law enforcers on handling FGM cases. Her background in law has enabled her to work with law makers in the National and […]

E4 Running anti FGM campaigns among foreign cultures with Antonia Waskowiak

Antonia Sophia Waskowiak decided to volunteer in Kenya when she was 18 years young and still attending High School. “I didn’t know, that this work camp would determine my life”, she says today, “during my first time in Kuria, Kenya, I got to learn the values of life and I had to realize that not […]

E3 Running an online and offline anti FGM campaign with Catherine Thiakunu

Catherine has been rallying different organizations, the media and individual activists towards FGM-caused deaths in Meru county. Among them is #FGMKilledJelida, which broke traditional culture and had a childless girl being buried in Igembe, Meru County. She is the founder, Care Health Providers. ABOUT #FGMKilledJelida Jelida, a 14-year-old, died from FGM type 2 and was […]