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Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child



FGM and EFM are illegal practices that continue to obstruct the human rights of pastoralist girls. A rescue center, community education, formal and vocational education will provide safety and choice. A rescue center has been built and now a school is in the planning stages.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Lack of awareness of child rights and the law have left many pastoral people in Kenya ignorant of the fact that Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Early Forced Marriage (EFM) are illegal and harmful practices for girls. These practices have denied girls access to school, choice, health and future goals. There are five pastoral tribes in Isiolo district. Large distances, language barriers, and lack of knowledge create tension between Kenya law, child rights advocates and traditional practices.

How will this project solve this problem?

Expanding Opportunities built a rescue center in Ariemet, Kenya, sponsors girls for education in Kipong, Kenya and is developing an alternative school for education, vocational skills, appreciation of creation, culture and conservation

Potential Long Term Impact

Community education results in a more knowledgeable community and therefore less harmful practices, a community that maintains law and order; a more developed and self-reliant community; a community favorable to girl child education and prosperity.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,969
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,031
Total Funding Goal: $10,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Beverly Stone

Brooks, Maine United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Human Rights for the Pastoralist Girl Child
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