19 C
New York
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Home CELEBS Hot News Kenyan schools examine girls for FGM

Kenyan schools examine girls for FGM

In Kenya, girls returning from their school holidays in Narok are going to be examined to see if they have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM).

The directive, brought in by the county commissioner, is aimed at stopping FGM which is illegal but still continues in this part of Kenya.

Teachers are not convinced that forced inspections are helping.

Charles Ngeno from the Kenyan Union of Post Primary Education Teachers told BBC Focus on Africa radio that by the time the tests are done the “damage has already been done”.

He also expressed concern that the test could have the unintended consequence of stigmatising girls who have undergone FGM and cause further trauma.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Interview With Soccer Recognition Tournament Founder: Tarley Jellow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1HPXpbuZ9k&t=2s Tarley Jellow discusses the details...

Amplifying the New Narrative of Africa

We had Anibal Abayneh as our special guest on the MyAreaVibe Spotlight Show. Anibal is the CEO of the Cafe Lalibela Ethiopian...

Fight Through the Obstacles to Get to Where You Want to Be

On October 16th, 2020, we had the pleasure of having Manix Emmason as our special guest on the MyAreaVibe Spotlight Show. On...

Why Self-Love is the Secret Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life

On October 9, 2020, we had the pleasure of having Solu as our special guest on the MyAreaVibe Spotlight Show. On the...

Recent Comments