Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya

by Msichana Empowerment Kuria
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Empower 1000 girls affected by FGM in rural,Kenya
Summary

Our report shares our experiences supporting more than 1000 girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation in the Kuria region, rural Kenya. In this region up to 80% of girls between the age of 9 to 18 years are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation From recent reports from stakeholders the number is suspected to be higher. Female Genital Mutilation is the cutting of the female genital as a way to control the sexuality of girls and is considered a social norm in most communities.

We are currently rolling out various activities we look forward to sharing our progress in subsequent reports.

Please check our social media pages to see all that we are up to. Thank you very much for your support.
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Our report shares our experiences supporting more than 400 girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation in the Kuria region, rural Kenya. In this region, up to 80% of girls between the age of 9 to 18 years are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation. From recent reports from stakeholders, the number is suspected to be higher. Female Genital Mutilation is the cutting of the female genital as a way to control the sexuality of girls and is considered a social norm in most communities.


Our work during this period has involved delivering menstrual care to 20 girls. For every $40 donated, we can provide 10 girls with menstrual care essential that includes (4 packets on sanitary towels & underwear) for 1 month. By providing menstrual care for girls, we can reduce the risk of Female Genital Mutilation by ensuring that girls' education is not interrupted due to missing school due to menstruation.

 

We thank each one of you for your generosity and partnership. Together we are building healthy & safe communities for girls. We hope our report inspires you, and we look forward to connecting with you online on our social media platforms and offline in our communities.

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Our report shares our experiences supporting more than 400 girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation in the Kuria region, rural Kenya. In this region up to 80% of girls between the age of 9 to 18 years are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation From recent reports from stakeholders the number is suspected to be higher. Female Genital Mutilation is the cutting of the female genital as a way to control the sexuality of girls and is considered a social norm in most communities.

Our work during this period has involved monitoring, evaluation and learning activities. For example, we conducted 200 home visits in the month of January and February these visits help us sustainably support the girls, when we meet and speak to the girls and parents directly we are able to understand first hand the various issues they facing, through our visits key issues of access to basic essential like food, shelter and education came up. These visits are what have informed our aspirations to mobilize additional resources to support more girls.

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Summary

Our report shares our experiences supporting more than 400 girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation in the Kuria region, rural Kenya. In this region up to 80% of girls between the age of 9 to 18 years are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation From recent reports from stakeholders the number is suspected to be higher. Female Genital Mutilation is the cutting of the female genital as a way to control the sexuality of girls and is considered a social norm in most communities.

We have just received the second disbursement of funds we look forward to sharing our progress in subsiquent reports.

Please check our social media pages to see all that we are up to. Thank you very much for your support.

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girls receiving pads in the villages
girls receiving pads in the villages

Summary

Our report shares our experiences supporting more than 400 girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation in the Kuria region, rural Kenya. In this region up to 80% of girls between the age of 9 to 18 years are subjected to Female Genital Mutilation From recent reports from stakeholders the number is suspected to be higher. Female Genital Mutilation is the cutting of the female genital as a way to control sexuality of girls and is considered a social norm in most communities.

Through your support we have kept safe & healthy 560 vulnerable girls to have access to menstrual care by providing menstrual towels,soap, underwear contributing to a risk reduction to Female Genital Mutilation.

Activity Progress

Providing acess to menstrual care

Our project to date has supported 560 vulnerable girls to have access to information and menstrual care products. During our door to door distribution we are able to indentify girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation and offer them support. Menstrual health is one of the factors that contribute to the visicious circle of poverty and Female Genital Mutilation and by providing menstrual care we are breakign the cycle of Female Genital Mutilation.

This support has enabled us kept vulnerable girls safe and healthy.

As we share this report, we have implemented our project during this time of Pandemice which has significantly affected girls from poor backgrounds increasing their risk to violence and discrimination. We have worked under very tough conditons.risky and emotional environment just to make sure that the girls are safe.

Lessons Learnt & Challenges

Key lessons we have learnt & challenges experienced during this time:

  1. Many more girls have no access to menstrual care & information. this period Poverty contributes to sexual expoitation, defilement, Female Genital Mutilation ,teen pregnancy and chld marriage.
  2. The COVID -19 Pandemic has exposed deep inequalities and its impacts are affecting the most vulnerable girls in the regions we work in by increasing the risk of violence and discrimination.
  3. We have worked under very risky & tough circumstances with very limited resources to support the girls.

Looking Ahead

For the next months we plan to:

1. Provide access to menstrual care for atleast 500 girls

2. Share information on the risk of Female Genital Mutilation & other harmfl practices on girls.

Conclusion

We are grateful to every single one of you our friends & supporters for your generous contributions towards our project, we have kept girls safe & healthy because of you. We thank you.

There is still a lot more work that needs to be done ,we need your support and we are committed to support all the girls we can to remain healthy and safe.

a girl collecting menstrual kit from our office
a girl collecting menstrual kit from our office
girls collecting menstrual kits
girls collecting menstrual kits
door to door distribution
door to door distribution
some girls supported with menstrual care kits
some girls supported with menstrual care kits
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Msichana Empowerment Kuria

Location: KEHANCHA, Migori - Kenya
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Msichana Kuria
KEHANCHA, Kenya
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