This End FGM moment will make you want to visit your grandmother

“Koko,” I said to my only surviving grandmother, “do you think we should stop circumcising girls?” She said, “NO! Girls should be circumcised!” She then kept quiet as if deciding whether or not to get vivid with me, a step-grandson and progeny of a lady she has fond memories with. “In the past, when we […]

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 […]

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 […]

FGM Facts

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures involving the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or any other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons ~WHO The procedure has no […]

FGM Killed Jelida

JELIDA, a 14-year-old, took her last breathe battling a sacred wound she was forced to acquire. Jelida ailed, was forced to bear the pain, and shame. ‘Shame’ which she did not bring to herself. She suddenly became a sin… she became a bad omen. She was disowned!… disowned to the last minute, and was checked […]