Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage

Baseline Study Report on FGM and Child Marriage among the Rendille, Maasai, Pokot, Samburu and Somali Communities in Kenya

A young Muslim girl.
UNICEFKenya/2009/d'Elbee

Highlights

This baseline study report on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and child marriage among the Rendille, Maasai, Pokot, Samburu and Somali communities in Kenya is the outcome of extensive interviews and discussions with community members— including community leaders, representatives of young people and women in the target sub-counties and divisions, national government ministries, departments and agencies,
county government ministries and departments, local and international non-governmental organizations, faith-based organizations and community-based organizations.

It is expected that the study findings presented in this report will provide the basis of interventions in the target sub-counties and divisions towards ensuring accelerated abandonment of the twin practices of FGM/C and child marriage.

Cover image of the 2017 Baseline Report on FGM and Child Marriage.
Author
UNICEF Kenya
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