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

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 burried 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 disowned by her family in December 2018. After vigorous lobbying, Jelida was laid to rest after the influence of the Ameru council of elders in Meru County in Laare. A memorial stone now stands at their headquarters in Meru.

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.

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  1. Meet Tony Mwebia Jeremiah Kipainoi 27:34
  2. Meet Ruth Jepchumba Jeremiah Kipainoi 34:59
  3. Meet Catherine Thiakunu Jeremiah Kipainoi 39:36
  4. Meet Antonia Waskowiak Jeremiah Kipainoi 32:17
  5. Meet Brenda Dora Jeremiah Kipainoi 44:19
  6. Meet Sonyanga Ole Ng'ais Jeremiah Kipainoi 36:20
  7. Meet Gumato Guyo Jeremiah Kipainoi 42:03
  8. Meet Peter Kemei Jeremiah Kipainoi
  9. Meet Samuel Leadismo Jeremiah Kipainoi
  10. Meet Dorcas Parit Jeremiah Kipainoi
  11. Meet Sadia Hussein (Part 1) Jeremiah Kipainoi 32:32
  12. Meet Sadia Hussein (Part 2) Jeremiah Kipainoi
  13. Meet Nimco Ali Jeremiah Kipainoi


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 11 Comments

  1. Good work

  2. Excellent work

  3. I call her the Meru Iron lady. When it comes to passionate fight against FGm, especially among the Eastern Kenya communities, Cate is the scale for measuring it. I hope we join hands in eliminating the vice in the Kenya. Good insight and great job Jerry

  4. Equality advocates for a world where women and girls are in control of their bodies. The manner in which you are calling for increased and concerted efforts against FGM is truly inspiring!

  5. Wonderful work

  6. Great job Jeremiah

  7. Noble course bro we need to change the people mindset on FGM

  8. Catherine’s account on Jelida’s story and other cases is very touching. She is making great steps to increase awareness on the atrocities that befall women who have undergone FGM. The interviewer is up close & candid, which provokes a comprehensive discussion on a really insightful topic. Salute!

  9. Thank you for shedding a light on a dark topic Jeremiah. Your interview process of the field operators offers invaluable perspectives and insights on the critical topic of FGM related issues.

  10. Men are crucial in the fight against FGM.

  11. Wonderful work done

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