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Ushanga Jun 30
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William Samoei Ruto, PhD Jun 27
FGM is violence against women and girls. I will continue to lend my strong voice to efforts like the End FGM Beads programme to eliminate the practice.
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Ademola Olajide Jun 27
The partnership of , and will promote the End FGM Beads as a strategic economic tool to enhance gender equality and in Kenya. Thanks H.E Dep President for your leadership
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Citizen TV Kenya Jun 27
“I know what it means to have girls and I know the potential of girls and women because I have them in my house and I know the kind of loss this country undergoes when our girls carry other children as a result of early marriages” – DP William Ruto
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William Samoei Ruto, PhD Jun 27
The End FGM Beads Initiative is a key intervention that will empower pastoralist women by promoting the sale of bead products; increase awareness against these retrogressive practices and foster sustainable development.
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UNFPA Kenya Jun 27
, , and coordinate efforts towards the ; an innovative and sustainable initiative that goes beyond economic empowerment for women and girls.
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Ushanga Jun 27
The partnership between and will help stop FGM and child marriages by empowering women and girls through the ushanga initiative.
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Ushanga Jun 27
The sale of the beads will create a sustainable income and empowerment of communities, including education of adolescent girls, providing a livelihood for reformed cutters and supporting the operations of Anti-FGM Board.
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Ushanga Jun 27
The beads will be branded as End FGM Beads and marketed through various local and international outlets.
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Ushanga Jun 27
This programme aims at sustainably supporting women and adolescent girls to realize their potential through this End FGM Beads Initiative.
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Ushanga Jun 27
, will build on the commercialization of the culturally symbolic beads, to increase awareness and financially empower local communities to abandon FGM and child marriage.
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Ushanga Jun 27
FGM and child marriages have hindered efforts to empower girls and women in the country. The impact of FGM and child marriage adversely affects the health, education and overall development of women and girls.
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Ushanga Jun 27
Replying to @UshangaKE
Despite the low national prevalence, some communities have high (>70%) FGM and child marriage prevalence. Several deeply ingrained factors underpin the perpetuation of these practices including economic and financial considerations.
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Ushanga Jun 27
Replying to @UshangaKE
Still, however, too many girls are left behind and FGM stands at 21% for women and girls aged 15-49 and 23% of women and girls aged 20-24 married before reaching the age of 18.
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Ushanga Jun 27
Replying to @UshangaKE
Enactment of laws such as the Marriage Act 2013 and the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act 2011 are just some of the measures put in place to safeguard the rights of girls.
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Ushanga Jun 27
In the last two decades, Kenya has made tremendous strides in the empowerment of girls through legislative and policy formulation as well as programmatic interventions that address the pressing needs of girls.
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Ushanga Jun 27
Replying to @UshangaKE
Sustainable Development Goals 5 (SDGs) recognizes gender equality as one of the goals and seek to universally eliminate all harmful cultural practices such as FGM and child marriage.
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Ushanga Jun 27
Replying to @WilliamsRuto
Deputy President witnessed the signing of the End FGM Beads Initiative partnership agreement, a move aimed at curbing FGM in Kenya.
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Ushanga Jun 27
Today the Anti-FGM Board, UNFPA Kenya and Ushanga Kenya have signed the End FGM Beads Initiative partnership agreement to address FGM in the country in a colourful ceremony held at the official residence of Deputy President .
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Brian Khaniri Jun 20
When an Ordinary Kenyan in Maa land gets the new currency..
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