17 May 2013

FGM in Kenya


28 Too Many’s new report on FGM in Kenya is featured in The Lancet in their weekly news podcast with an interview with our founder and Executive Director, Ann-Marie Wilson. As well as outlining our research methodology, Ann-Marie confirms the key findings from the report including a welcomed 10% reduction in FGM prevalence across Kenya over the last 10 years.

There has also been positive reaction to the new report from international and Kenyan organisations working to end FGM.  One charity providing education scholarships for Maasai girls said the report would be an invaluable resource for them and another charity working to support vulnerable groups in Kenya told us the report was a major guide and reference tool for the anti-FGM campaign in Kenya.

“We are grateful for the warm response and interest in our Country Profile on FGM in Kenya. It is particularly pleasing that organisations working in Kenya find the report a useful tool,” says 28 Too Many Research Coordinator, Johanna Waritay. “28 Too Many’s aim is to provide knowledge, tools and support networks which help campaigners working with communities bring about a sustainable change to end FGM. It is great that this first report is now available to help progress in Kenya and we will be publishing further research on FGM in other countries over the coming months.”

Please click here to download the full report Country Profile: FGM in Kenya