Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) Project
FGM as a form of harmful traditional practice continues to be practiced in various countries mainly due to the traditional gender norms that continue to perpetuate this act. It is estimated that more than 70 million girls and women have undergone FGM across at least 29 countries, while more than 100 million girls under the age of 18 are expected to be married in the next decade.
This project aims to design and scale deliberate measures to initiate, support, and enhance dialogue around the subject of ending FGM in Kenya. This is a norms-based approach that seeks to encourage the proponents of this harmful act to start questioning their acceptance of the practice, and increasingly builds confidence to speak out against FGM while seeking accountability from the duty bearers specifically on enforcement of anti-FGM law. The project supports a coordination mechanism through the National Anti-FGM Board as a measure to bring together Anti-FGM actors in sharing best practices, and improve reporting and data management for decision-making at the policy level.