Female genital mutilation

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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.

Finding My Voice & Protecting Girls from FGM/C

I work as a community facilitator with Amref Health Africa in Marsabit County, Kenya. The project is called Koota Injena, which means “come, let’s talk”. We work within four communities – the Borana, the Gabra, the Rendile, and the Samburu – to end FGM/C and early and forced marriage, and to redefine the value of girls.

Politics affects health for women in Sudan - Swedish Organization for Global Health on Girls' Globe

Politics Affects our Health: the Case of Sudan

‘Social determinants of health’ are the circumstances and surroundings that influence an individual’s health outcomes. Researchers have focused on social determinants of health for decades and there is now a general consensus that higher socioeconomic status predicts better odds of future health and well-being. While

The Real Price of FGM in Kenya

In the course of my activism and journalism in Kenya, I have come face-to-face with the impact of FGM on girls and women among various communities that perpetuate the practice.

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