Protect 106 girls from genital mutilation in Kenya

 
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Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Early Marriages

By a female, 22-30 years old, in East Pokot, Kenya
Map of Early marriages In east pokot the girls were undergoing circumcision and got married by force after FGM.Most of the girls were suffering for this early marriages. One lady who was learned ,visited TYSA organization and cried out about the challenges facing young girls in east pokot.The organization listened to her and gave her some advice.She went back and started a community based organization for the girls.She got supported by other CBO's and she succeeded. The purpose of that organization was to capacity build the community on dangers of female mutilation.Now some of the families are not allowing their young girls to get circumcised and early marriages. Read more.
Related to project keywords: based organization, fgm, mutilation, young girls, circumcision

Fighting Against Female Genital Mutilation

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kajiado, Kenya
Map of Fighting against female genital mutilation Habakkuk Nakiboli has been fighting hard against the illegal practice of female gentilal mutilation (FGM) which has been affecting most young girls in their region. Many girls have been going through this painfull and dangerous practice before. Through his hard effort, this practice has been reduced among the communites which does it. Many girls are now not afraid of that might forced to go through female gentital mutilationas it was before. They are able to go to school and get education. This has created awareness on their right not to be mutileted. Read more.
Related to project keywords: genital mutilation, mutilation, young girls, girls, region

Working Against Girl Child

By a male, 22-30 years old, in N, K
Map of WORKING AGAINST GIRL CHILD In African societies many tribes used to circumcise their gilrs.This had several claims that makes the girl be respected in the society.This practise was done unhealth wise leading to severe problems that even make some girls even to die.After circumcision they were forced to early marriage.The girl child network has led several campaigns against this practises giving the disadvantages of the practise . Read more.
Related to project keywords: campaigns, respected, circumcision, girls, die

The Out Dated Tradition

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THE OUT DATED TRADITION Why African cultures should be abolished due to its hazardous causing victims either to kills or cause deadly diseases for instance; HIV and AIDS. In our community there is a christian group which main aim was to abolish some traditional culture led by village headmen who were illiterate without a sense of care and love. When young boys were going to be circumcised . It seems a terrible thing to have to use a knife to circumcise more than ten boys in figures at once across the vicissitudes of life and risking the life of this boy. So the christian group made efforts to try and abolish that practice of circumcision that was even against the human rights. The christian group brought changes to our community through educating our village. The christian group succeeded in its mission of fighting the traditional circumcision, hence made the community to convert into Christianity. Read more.
Related to project keywords: tradition, circumcision, due, cause, african

Improved Families

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of IMPROVED FAMILIES Am one person or woman that lived a miserable live,looking after my 7 children .My husband used to earn us a living by marking for people's farm my children could not attend school well due to lack of school fees .My husband was the sole breadwinner. due to problems my children dropped out of school to look after people's cow. One day the chief introduced us to a woman who encouraged us to form groups and also tough and helped us open small business and gave the group a loan through this we have been able to take care of our families. Read more.
Related to project keywords: attend school, person, families, take care, cow

Okida's Family

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of OKIDA'S FAMILY The family of Okida's in my community had no children yet they had been married for more than ten years.They used everything and tried every means to get a baby but all was in vain and so to seek for a solution they gt this idea of visiting an orphanage and adopting a child,so the couple visited mam orphans orphanage and carried all the transaction and signed in proper documentation for the adoption of the child. After everything was through they were given the eight years girl as a daughter.They lived with this child until things started to turn sour.the girl they were trying to help started to get involved into criminal activities.At first they thought the girl was very innocent but one evening as they were in the house the police arrived with girl who had been arrested for robbery with violence.What a shame ? The couple felt so low and shocked that Okidas wife fainted and went into a comma for period of six months but lacked had loomed in the family in the name of searching for a child. Read more.
Related to project keywords: family family, girl, family, married, solution

Prison-monger

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Adisababa, Ethiopia
Map of Prison-monger Hama Tuma was born in Ethiopia in 1950,studied law at university and then spent years opposing a cruel and repressive communist regime in his own country.After wide travel in Europe and Africa,he continues to work in his homeland for the cause of democracy, in which he passionately believes. Hama Tuma is one of the most brilliant and original of modern African writters.In this story he used satire to attack the injustices of tryrannical dictatorship and mock at its power.For as this tale illustrate, in the hand of a mostor writer,controlled satire can become a more power full weapon than direct angry denunciation.Hama Tuma show how, in the worst circumstance, people can survive, by cunning if not by force.But we are never in dout of the seriousness of the outler's purpose that hes beneath the humour us of the reality of the terror he fought so hard to defeat. Read more.
Related to project keywords: cruel, africa, cause, african, force

Polygamy

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of POLYGAMY Polygamy was a very common thing in the Luhya community most men married up to ten wives and have over twenty children. polygamy was seen or was perceived to signify riches and being a man of influence and authority in the family. Any man who was not a polygamist was not considered as a man and therefore he would not be in the company as a man and therefore he would not be in company of "wazees" whenever they met. Polygamy was a tradition and culture that had taken roof in the Luhya community. As time passed, education came in and the government started the process of civilsation among the community. The missionaries also contributed a great deal in trying to face out polygamy by preaching monogamy. With time, the idea of polygamy started to face out and as the new millenium of 2000 set in monogomy had started to take root in my community (Mayenje community). Though it was a gradual change, monogamy has now taken over and people perceive polygamy as an outdated culture as they try to embrace the idea pf polygamy which has helped strengthen the family and avoid family strife and conflicts brought about by polygamy. Read more.
Related to project keywords: tradition, family, take, married, try
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Gladys Kiranto

Kilgoris, Transmara Kenya

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