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Gender-Based Violence

Nyamira County residents and children take part in a walk to mark the 16 days of activism against Gender-Based Violence on December 5, 2017. Nyamira has been registering high FGM cases.

Photo credit: Benson Momanyi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • In Kenya, with the help of several women’s rights organisations, in partnership with the government, FGM has considerably dropped.
  • This is largely attributed to heightened sensitisation in areas where it is rampant. 

The thorny issues of teenage pregnancy, child marriages, and female genital mutilation/cut have refused to go away even as the government and the civil society fight to eliminate them.

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