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OP-ED: National Strategy To Finally Eliminate FGM In Kenya

I was honored to co-author with  British High Commissioner to Kenya, Dr Christian Turner this opinion piece to mark Zero Tolerance Day to rnf Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya. On December 12, 2014, hundreds of young Samburu girls held a march in Maralal to protest against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Meanwhile, just a few kilometers away, a delegation of elders from Samburu came together to voice their total opposition to any efforts to end FGM in their community. Unfortunately, this remains a common refrain. Within many ethnic groups in Kenya, as elsewhere, FGM is a practice deeply embedded in traditional and cultural norms.  Here is the link.