Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

FGM is a manifestation of entrenched inequality

Reading Time: 3 minutes Doris Kathia Female genital mutilation (FGM) is globally recognised as a violation of human rights globally.  The vice subjects women […]

State raises red flag over smuggling of girls to Tanzania for FGM

Reading Time: < 1 minute Roy Lumbe and Maureen Mukhobe The government has raised the red flag over the smuggling of Kenyan girls to Tanzania to undergo […]

Why FGM is still a thorn in the country’s flesh today

Reading Time: 6 minutes For Lerai Leshalima from the Alale division, along the Kenya-Uganda border, her dream of transitioning into an adult began when […]

Women forced to get cut by husbands

Reading Time: 3 minutes  Lucy Njoki* from Murang’a county says she was forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by her husband.  The two […]

Boarding school offers refuge for teen girls

Reading Time: 3 minutes It is extremely hot and dry as one approaches Kimana, a small town in Kajiado South constituency. The scorching sun […]

Marsabit students find hope in new model schools

Reading Time: 4 minutes Irene Githinji @gitshee Pastoralism and rampant insecurity in arid and semi-arid parts of the country have for a long time been […]

Lobbyists raise alarm over fistula cases in West Pokot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Non-governmental organisations in West Pokot county have raised concern over the rising cases of obstetric fistula in the area. They […]

Girls who defied cut, early marriage

Reading Time: 3 minutes It was in December 2013, when Naneu Timpani (not her real name) overheard her parents planning her circumcision ceremony. She […]

Offering safe haven to at-risk girls

Reading Time: 3 minutes Harriet James @harriet86jim When Antonia Sophia Waskowiak, 28, first came to Kenya in 2011 as a volunteer she didn’t anticipate that […]

Culture blamed for high teenage pregnancy rate

Reading Time: 2 minutes A survey by National Parents Association (NPA) reveals that about 40 per cent of girls in Narok will not be […]