State to facilitate FGM 'surgeons' who surrender tools of trade

State Department for Gender Chief Administrative Secretary, Linah Jebii Kilimo. She has said an alternative source of income for FGM 'surgeons' will spearhead a quick end to FGM in line with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s 2022 deadline.

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What you need to know:

  • Gender CAS Linah Kilimo has advised traditional FGM 'surgeons' in Tana River County to form community-based organizations and self-help groups and apply for funding.
  • Further, she urged community leaders to assist the elderly women in registering for the government monthly stipend program for the elderly as a supplement to their daily earnings.

The government will prioritise funding of projects forwarded by traditional female genital mutilation (FGM) 'surgeons' who abandon the practice.

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