Promote laws to end harmful practices

The prevalence of harmful practices such as FGM is still high in Kenya despite laws and policies geared towards ending them.

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What you need to know:

  • More efforts should be directed to their dissemination and implementation, to publicise and popularise them to common mwananchi.
  • This can be done through budget allocations by the Executive to support dissemination and implementation of the laws.

Female genital cutting, teenage pregnancy, child marriage and defilement are internationally listed as forms of harmful practices and violations of human rights. Their prevalence in Kenya remains high despite laws and policies geared towards ending them.

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