Persistence of FGM in Baringo & Pokot: More effort needed (Pambazuka News)

October 10, 2013 - 13:30

10/10/2013 -- Pambazuka News -- "Persistence of FGM in Baringo and Pokot: More effort needed"

“When governments do not fulfill their obligations by failing to prosecute clear violations against women and girls, women lose out on all levels – in health, by developing complications attributed to practices such as FGM and in development such as the case of Pokot and Baringo counties where girls are taken out of school prematurely; most important however is that it enforces a culture of impunity where rights of the individual are not taken seriously. Everyone and not just women loses. This is why all stakeholders in their individual capacities should get involved in any way they can.” --Equality Now Nairobi Office Director Faiza Jama Mohamed [read more...]