By Kevin Anyonge
The first Anti-FGM conference took place at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.The conference is in line with the celebration of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM which happens 6th of February of each year.
The event convened by the Anti-FGM board among other stakeholders brought together over 400 delegates and organizations to steer a way forward to see an end to FGM,by bringing an alternative rite of passage by discarding off this harmful practice that denies girls and women a sense of womanhood.The three day conference will come to a close on 8th february 2018.
Ending FGM is upon everyones responsibility, moving from rhetoric to action.This year’s Anti-FGM theme was “Ending FGM is a Political Decision-Building Bridges For Elimination of FGM In Kenya”
The Kenya Demographic Health Survey in 2014 put different percentages of women aged 15-49 circumcised by ethnic group as follows.
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