The ‘Accelerate an end to Female Genital Cutting (FGC) amongst the Maasai and Samburu communities in Kenya’ project is focused on reducing FGC prevalence across all 6 sub-counties in Narok including Loita Hills.
Through a combination of community dialogue forums engaging the whole community in discussion about how FGC can end, complemented by radio shows to raise awareness of FGC. The implementing partners i.e. COVAW, Orchid Project and SAFE Maa are committed to reducing FGC prevalence rates within the Maasai and Samburu communities by 10-19% points by 2023.
This program is funded by Human Dignity Foundation.
The project aims at contributing to a measurable reduction in FGC prevalence by 10-19% over three years within Kenyan Maasai and Samburu communities. The project theory of change outlines the following short-term and long-term objectives:
Long term outcomes:
- Outcome 1: FGC is no longer perceived as a key part of culture
- Outcome 2: Enabling environment supporting community change
- Outcome 3: Increased status/opportunity for girls and women in communities
Short term outcomes:
- Community members have increased knowledge of FGC and human rights
- Key influencers are taking action against FGC
- Viable alternative options to FGC exist in the community
- There is increased visibility in regards to change towards FGC in the community
- There is increased collaboration between key stakeholders towards ending FGC
- Women and girls have greater agency in decision making