Covid-19 brought Lockdowns and curfews to curb the spread of the new corona virus, it has fueled an upsurge in gender-based violence across the geographical area of our Jurisdiction where we do Anti-FGM/C campaign. There are cases of women and girls getting more isolated and vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. There are no official statistics on the number of cases of violence against women and girls in villages of Tharaka Nithi, Embu , Meru but from police records cases of gender-based violence had increased drastically and have reached alarming levels.
We conduct workshop across the year to sensitize the community on dangers of FGM and empower women and girls to claim their rights. To do the workshops we need to raise funds to meet the needs of the workshops. We appeal for your support for the upcoming Ant FGM workshops. .
Social and economic strains compounded by strict limits on movement have not only made women and girls been more prone to FGM/C but also to physical and sexual exploitation and violence with increase in forced child marriages in exchange of dowry to cushion families from economical crises. This has reversed our already made gains in stopping FGM/C. To continue with our Anti FGM/C campaign in these villages we need to raise more money and partner with like minded organizations and individuals to sensitize the communities on dangers of FGM/ C through workshops organized at grassroots level.
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