Kipsigis womens health
Checklist Development at Sarova Panafric Hotel Nairobi. During the weeks-long civil war, Kipsigis men who wanted the honor of fighting had to fulfill certain requirements, including being married to women who were cut.
The Kipsigis are maintaining their army and the community is pressuring women to get cut to elevate their husbands social status. In many places around the world, the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women are tenuous at best, and years of progress can be washed away instantly by socio-political changes. One of the male political leaders who attended the first training has been at the forefront of this effort for two years now, and was even recognized as an anti-FGM champion by the county governor.
In many places around the world, the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women are tenuous at best, and years of progress can be washed away instantly by socio-political changes.
Members of accaf at the Girl Summit Conference at the Hilton Hotel Nairobi.
After post-election violence hit the region in 2008, the Kipsigis clashed with people from another ethnic background. Accordingly, accaf has begun similar efforts in neighboring areas to create a critical mass of converts and home-grown activists who will end FGM/C.
2nd Men Engage Global Symposium 2014: New Delhi India. In pursuit of its goal of restoring the dignity of girls and women, accaf has trained 2,000 Kipsigis community leaders. As we celebrate International Womens Day, we must remember that preservingor reclaiming the dignity of girls and women requires continuous efforts, even when it seems like the battle is already won.
Accaf became interested in this community when it heard that married women were getting cut. When acca F members started talking with Kipsigis women, they were astonished to hear that. This shows that efforts to stop FGM/C must expand to reduce the likelihood of cross-county operations.
Over the last two years, the centre has been working with a Kipsigis community in Kenya. Men married to uncut women were not considered man enough and were left behind in the village. Accaf interventions have been sustainable because they use community resources and operate at pre-existing meetings and venues such as administrative chief barazas, political rallies, schools, and churches.
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Many of these women had basic and secondary education, had escaped cutting during their teenage years, and married men who accepted them as they were.