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Country Reports

Kenya

We are pleased to publish FGM in Kenya: Country Profile Update. This provides an analysis of the latest data on FGM for Kenya and the work being done to end the practice, and supplements our original Country Profile report published in 2013. 



Guest Blog from Kirthi Jayakumar , Founder of The Red Elephant Foundation

The consequences of FGM on the health, both physical and psychological, are tremendous. There is a need for health care, concentrated assistance to repatriate the dangerous impact, and also, in many communities, a desperate need to help the women stand on their own feet if they choose to escape the dangerous treatment.

Guest Blog from Bakary Seedy Damph (Buba): Kids Come First

Bakary Seedy Damph (Buba) founded and runs Kids Come First Foundation, a community based advocacy group that offers support and empowers children irrespective of their backgrounds. The foundation addresses issues such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child Marriage and provides affected children and their families with psychological, financial and emotional support based on a fair assessment of their needs.

Guest Blog by Ayako Fujihara - The role of NGOs in contributing to the reduction of FGM: Case Studies of Togo and Benin

This paper employs a cross-country comparison of the role of NGOs in advocating an end to FGM, in order to explore what can be done in countries that have legislated against the practice but have seen limited success in enforcement. As of 2015, 25 countries in Africa have legislations or decrees against FGM. Practices in Togo and Benin will be discussed as both countries have seen a significant decline in the prevalence rate of FGM over the past 2 decades.

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