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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.

What does COVID-19 mean for Young Women in the Kibera Slum?

Although there is a need to focus on COVID-19, it is self-defeating for governments to ignore ongoing healthcare needs like SRHR.

Women Promotion Center is one of the leading feminist organizations in the Kibera slum. We are currently implementing a SAAF-funded project to tackle community-level, abortion-related stigma. During the current pandemic, we have stepped in to fill the SRHR gap, too.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fundamental Rights in Kenya by Safe Action Abortion Fund for Girls' Globe

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun-damental Rights in Kenya

Imagine waking up one morning with a really bad flu. Your immediate recourse would be to take fluids and maybe some medication. Should a sore throat develop, you might take cough syrup or lozenges. Commonly here in Kenya, a ‘dawa’ (a hot drink of honey,

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.

In Conversation with Christine Sayo Girls' Globe SRHR

In Conversation with Christine Sayo

In this conversation with Girls’ Globe, Christine Sayo talks about feeling judged by others for simply talking openly about issues related to sex.

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