Gender Forum on the fight against FGM/C

Date and time: 
Thu, 2015-03-19 08:10
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Gender forum on FGM/C by Heinrich Boll Foundation AfricaGender forum on FGM/C by Heinrich Boll Foundation Africa

ACCAF participated in a Gender Forum by the Heinrich Boll Stiftung foundation. The discussion panel had:           Hon. Dr. Linah Jebii Kilimo-Chair, Anti Female Genital Mutilation Board.

Hon. Senator, Naisula lesuuda- Naisula Lesuuda Peace Initiative.

Hon. Tiyah Galgalo-County Woman Member of National Assembly. Isiolo County.

Dr. Tammary Esho- Sexual Medicine Expert, ACCAF board member.

Ms. Veronica Lekopole- Centre for Advocacy and Gender Equity, Samburu.

 

The forum was held at Nairobi Safari Club, Thursday 26th February, 2015. Discussions revolved around gender inequality hence leading to the persistence of the practice. Women have been a soft target when it comes to traditional practice. Among the Maasai mothers play key decision on the degree of the cut. This is because of the honour and ceremonies that accompany it. It was later discussed that ARP’s should be done at the girl’s home so that the family honour and ceremony still remains. The solution to the end lies in the communities and they can offer solutions hence the fight needs to be taken to the communities. 

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Expiry Date: 
Thu, 2015-03-19 08:10
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Vera