My wounds have made me an anti-FGM warrior, says Marsabit activist Nuria Gollo

It is 8 am in Marsabit town and women and girls have flocked Marsabit Women Advocacy and Development Organisation (MWADO) offices for different reasons.

Some want to report cases of domestic violence while others are looking for help related to female genital mutilation (FGM) cases. What they all have in common is that they are waiting to see Nuria Gollo.

Gollo, 51, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MWADO, a community -based organisation, which is focused on the empowerment of women and girls in Marsabit county.

“We have a legal aid desk where anyone with a problem can file a report. We handle some of the cases through councils of elders. We take the others to court. People come everyday and line up so that I help them with their cases,” she says.

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