FGM in Transmara: Police arrested offenders – Four more children came to Tareto Maa

Because of a successful community campaign and improved networking, headed by Gladys Kiranto in August, the local police have worked hard to help reduce the numbers of girls being cut. 18 offenders were now arrested over FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and charged in court.

Meanwhile, four more children have arrived at Tareto Maa and have been given temporary accommodation, until their stories and the reasons for the need of shelter are established. However, we do know that they have not come as a result of imminent threat of FGM. This demonstrates that the campaign work that Tareto Maa has done is sending a strong message that cutting is wrong and progress in its elimination is being made.

We thank you for your continued support and on behalf of the girls and the team we wish you a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Kenya Nov 2015_Clipping newspaper

 

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