FAMILY FEATURE – 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019 (AGENTS OF CHANGE) from Family Media on Vimeo.

For a long time, gender rights activists have been taunted as men haters.
Tony began shaping conversations around engaging men in ending FGM.  “Men play a crucial role in ending FGM,” he says. “In many communities I have been to, men hold the gavel to the ending of the practice.”
 
'If Men Said No To FGM The Practice Would End Sooner'
In Kenya, anti-FGM activist Tony Mwebia is fighting for change
 
Two men in Kenya are rallying against the myths that perpetuate the violation of women’s and girls’ human rights through the centuries-old cultural tradition of female circumcision, more commonly known as female genital mutilation.
 
Not just a woman’s thing: Men at the fore in anti-cut fight
Boys and men have a big role to play in stopping the cut.
 
Parents in Kenya are increasingly taking their daughters to Tanzania, Somalia, Uganda to undergo female
How two young Kenyan men are fighting FGM
Two men in Kenya are rallying against the myths that perpetuate the violation of women’s and girls’ human rights through the centuries-old cultural tradition of female circumcision, more commonly known as female genital mutilation.Says Tony Mwebia, “Men believe that girls who have undergone female genital mutilation will attract more dowry in terms of cows.
 
 
 
 
One in five women and girls aged between 15 and 49 in Kenya have undergone FGM – now the country is looking to end the practice.
Girls are under huge societal pressures to undergo the practice – often with a devastating impact on their education, says a report.​
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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