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Zero Tolerance For Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Initiative In The 21st Century, Kenya

Duration: 2015-2016

Donor: RCOG

Project contact: Dr. Anne Beatrice Kihara

Project Outline:

Provision of Leadership in advocacy towards zero tolerance for FGM through Capacity building of the County Government on the detrimental health effects of FGM; Capacity building of the health professionals on the ramifications of FGM thereby reducing the medicalization of the practice; Capacity building of the communities on effects of FGM and to conduct quantitative and qualitative research on the practice of FGM/C

Aims of the project:

  • Elimination of the medicalization amongst health care professionals first by conducting a baseline survey on the magnitude of medicalized FGM/C and to promote education on the legislation around FGM/C
  • Provision of a rights framework for enhancing gender empowerment by developing IEC materials/curriculum towards elimination of FGM/C,
  • Enhance with communities on alternative rites of passage by strengthening community (initiators and youth)   IGA for gender empowerment and conduct research on the selected income generating activities

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