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Drought in Kenya proves a setback to eliminating female genital mutilation

WEST POKOT COUNTY, SAMBURU COUNTY, Kenya – There are two rainy seasons in Kenya: The long rains in…

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Midwives bring portable ultrasound technology to remote communities in Kenya

MFANGANO ISLAND, Kenya – In her four years at Sena Health Centre, midwife Goretti Adhiambo has seen…

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Empowering Kenyan women and girls with disabilities in managing menstrual health

NAIROBI, Kenya – Anne Wanjiru found out she had gotten her first period when a boarding school…

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From child brides and FGM survivors to leaders on a global stage

NAIROBI, Kenya/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Monicah, 13, was astonished to learn that female genital…

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A turning point for girls' and women’s menstrual health in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa/NAROK, Kenya – “I felt embarrassed to be a girl and felt like it was a…

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Delivering into chaos: Gunfire, arson and childbirth in rural Kenya

TANGULBEI, Kenya – The morning of 20 August began like any other for Lena Towai, 35. Ms. Towai was…

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Escape at dawn: running away from child marriage and FGM in Kenya

NAIKARRA, Kenya – “I woke up one morning, and my father told me that we were poor and needed money…

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Pregnancy complications take one woman from island paradise to nightmare at sea

LAMU, Keyna – Aisha Tiro Bahero, 30, knows what it means to stare death in the face. Three years…

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Fifty years after a terrible childbirth injury, Kenyan woman gets a new lease on life

KILIFI, Kenya – Decades ago, Jumwa Kabibu Kai was pregnant with her second child in the small…

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The time is now: A call to end female genital mutilation, child marriage and son selection by 2030

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “When I was 12-years old, my family organized a ceremony to transition my sisters and…

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