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.
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.