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Consultation on the Adoption of a Multi-Sectoral Framework by the Government of Kenya, on implementation of the Prohibition of FGM Act 2011
22-23 April 2015 | Fairview Hotel, Nairobi

Equality Now and the Solidarity for African Women’s Rights Coalition (SOAWR) together with the Anti-FGM Board under Kenya's Ministry of Devolution and Planning and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, will hold a consultation on the Adoption of a Multi-Sectoral Framework by the Government of Kenya, on implementation of the Prohibition of FGM Act 2011. The aim is to identify a team that can support the government in developing national multi-sectoral strategies in a devolved government context, for the implementation of national and regional legislation against FGM. Key participants will be drawn from organizations and stakeholders working towards bringing FGM to an end.

The 2014 Demographic Health Survey in Kenya (KDHS) released on 8 April 2015 shows that Kenya’s current’s FGM prevalence rate stands at 21 per cent, down from 27 per cent over the past 5 years. The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) attributes the trend to “increased awareness on the harmful effects of FGM spearheaded by the ODPP coupled with effective prosecution of FGM cases in court”.


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