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Covid-19 is leaving more girls at risk of FGM and child marriage. (c) Steve Kagia

COVID-19 is Leaving More Girls at Risk of Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

The global COVID-19 pandemic is taking a particularly heavy toll on girls and young women across Africa.

Unfortunately, in Kenya the COVID-19 crisis has also been accompanied by many natural calamities including a locust invasion, drought and flooding in many parts of the country, meaning that food is scarce.

Nomadic communities like the Samburu have been hit particularly hard. They rely on markets to sell their animals for money to satisfy their basic needs. When markets are closed, as they are currently, they cannot sell. The food crisis is likely to lead to even more girls being married in exchange for food for their families and a semblance of security.

#UseYourHead To End Gender Based Violence

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Meet the Girls Ending FGM

Girls are perfect, just as they are. Yet over 125 million girls and women bear scars that suggest the contrary. Every minute five girls are held down and subjected to excruciating pain. Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting (FGC), is the harmful

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