LET’S PUT HANDS TOGETHER IN ERADICATION OF FGM


The Judges however in their decision which was a major boost to the fight against FGM, said that the evidence adduced before them by witnesses showed both short- and long-term negative effects of the practice.

By: Rodah Nekesa

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is prohibited in Act session no.3 of 2019. For the eradication of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), we need to approach this thing in a different angle. For a very long time, we have just been speaking to women and girls alone.

As much as this practice was prohibited and banned in Kenya there are some communities that still practice it as their rite of passage. Our girls and even married women who are not mutilated are forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation. In most cases those who undergoes this practice suffers excessive bleeding which at some point leads to death.

The victims also complain that they experience much pain during childbirth and lost intimate feelings towards their partners. The reason as to why this practice has not been ended is because, we have not engaged men in this fight. Men should identify one man whom they regard as their opinion leader and send him to convince others that they don’t know much damage they cause to women by forcing them to undergo FGM. This practice is not only shameful but it’s also evil before God, let’s say no to FGM.

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