E23 Becoming a better End FGM advocate, with Ebony Riddell Bamber

Ebony Riddell Bamber is Head of Advocacy & Policy, Orchid Project. In this podcast, she speaks about her policy and advocacy journey; and has a few pieces of advice to budding change-makers. Twitter:@ebonyrb Ebony’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total […]

E22 Being a man ending FGM in Tana River, With Abdulmalik Abdi

Abdulmalik is a blogger and uses the internet to change perceptions on social issues as well as influencing policy in his native predominantly Muslim community in Tana River. He believes in leading by example and he says that he will marry an uncut girl. Twitter:@MarwanBlogger Marwan’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remembering Jelida

Njuri Ncheke will unveil a memorial stone at their headquarters in Laare, Meru county.

Cut the demand for cut girls by engaging men in FGM fight

The more effort is put on the number of men sensitized (P), the less the demand of cut girls (Q), and also less men want to cut their girls. In a typical supply/demand situation in a free market, lack of demand automatically kills the supply. If men are willing to marry uncut girls, FGM will end faster!

If I were to save the Maa culture

I would sit down the observers of the moon and clouds, and consolidate the scientific knowledge of the revolution of the earth with their wisdom on weather and stars…

The Maasai of this generation and why I refuse to praise him

The Maasai of this generation does not explore… he does not go out of his comfort zone… being born in Olkejuodo, schooling in Olkejuodo, Marrying in Olkejuodo, Dying in Olkejuodo and being buried in Olkejuodo, next to their forefathers… as they would like to imagine… forgetting that their forefathers were wrapped up in skins and laid to rest outside their homes, which varied from place to place.

The End FGM Podcast (Introduction)

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. About the host Jeremiah Kipainoi is an award-winning multimedia journalist and a fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar. He tells human-interest stories, using media as an agent […]