Dialogue plan targets elders to end FGM to find alternate rites

The project dubbed "Koota Injena'' is aimed at reducing FGM prevalence among Borana and Samburu communities through dialogue. Anti-FGM board CEO Benadet Loloju said the project is aimed at influencing elders from the two communities against FGM. “After three years, we would have persuaded elders on the best alternatives. We hope to see changes because the elders are the gate keepers,” Loloju said. Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) in the ministry of Public Service, Gender and Youth Affairs Rachel Shebesh advised communities against negative aspects of culture that infringes on human’s rights such as FGM.

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