Dominic Kamau Maichuhie – Media Challenge Winner, Kenya

Dominic Kamau Maichuhie is one of the ten winners of the media challenge: ‘Reporting Senstively on Harmful Practices’ organized by the African Union, Spotlight Initiative, UNFPA, and The Global Media Campaign to End FGM. Her article was published in Daily Nation on Friday the 10th November, 2023. Her story details a girl, who by age […]

‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’ Media Challenge

#FrontlineEndingFGM presents the ten talented journalists and winners to the Media Competition: ‘Reporting Sensitively on Harmful Practices’. This Media challenge, organized by the African Union, Spotlight Initiative, UNFPA, and The Global Media Campaign to End FGM, followed the capacity-building training workshop held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in August 2023. Congratulations to all the participants in […]

Zero Tolerance Day – Kenya

See the activities that took place in Kenya, ran by #FrontlineEndingFGM activists for Zero Tolerance day, funded by our Direct Action Grants. This year’s theme was ‘Her Voice, Her Future: Investing in Survivors-Led Movements to End Female Genital Mutilation’. Fit for Future Kenya Fit For Future is a Feminist Advocacy Organization. Through the grant, Fit […]

Born Perfect Caravan – Kenya

Seeing the horrible effects of FGM on girls usually fills me with rage BY KAMAU MAICHUHIE My name is Kamau Maichuhie, a journalist currently working for the Nation Media Group (NMG) here in Kenya. NMG the largest media organisation in East and Central Africa. Here at NMG, I write for the Daily Nation Newspaper, the […]

Zero Tolerance Day for FGM 2024

The 6th of February has been recognised as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation since 2012. The aim of this day is to amplify and direct the efforts on the elimination of this practice.

Enhanced community surveillance to stop Holiday FGM

In light of 16 Days of Activism, an international campaign to end violence against girls and women, Tunaweza Empowerment organized radio talk shows to enhance awareness, commitment and action to stop female genital mutilation.  When schools close for the long holidays, it is important to accelerate actions to protect young girls from Female Genital Mutilation. […]

Holiday Cutting Season has begun in Kenya

An Incident of Female Genital Mutilation was Unearthed in Merur Village, West Pokot, Kenya In Merur, West Pokot Subcounty, a distressing incident of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was uncovered on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, sending shockwaves through the serene village of Merur. Thanks to the vigilant efforts of local authorities, this heinous practice was brought […]

Tana River ‘End FGM’ Boot Camp – June 2023

The Brighter Society Initiative (BSI Kenya) aims to end the “blame game” and increase awareness about the harmful effects of female genital mutilation (FGM). The End FGM boot camp, funded by GMC, was conducted from June 2nd to June 4th, 2023 in Tana River County, Kenya. The training successfully achieved its objectives to equip participants […]