UK investment aiming to end FGM in Kenya

UKaid FGM
UKaid is working with The Girl Generation to hold Alternative Rites of Passage (ARP) in Maasai and Samburu communities to end FGM. Photo: Twitter/UKinKenya

The UK in Kenya Facebook page has posted a message reiterating the British Government’s commitment “to a world where all girls and women can fulfil their potential free from discrimination and violence.”

They illustrate this by highlighting the 2013 five-year programme launched through the Department for International Development (DFID) initiative investing up to £35 million over towards ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Africa and beyond.

UKaid supports work to end FGM in Kenya
UKaid supports The Girl Generation hold community dialogues to discuss end of FGM in Maasai & Samburu communities to endFGM

In Kenya, the programme supports the UNICEF/UNFPA joint programme aimed at ending FGM/C with the funding being used to help reduce FGM by 30% in at least 10 countries in Africa.

The programme includes:

  • Targeted community level programming through our support to the UN Joint Programme to end FGM
  • An African led social change campaign called the Girl Generation
  • Research to build a robust evidence base on what works to end the practice.

UNICEF FGM poster