COVAW with support from Girl Generation (African Led Movement Programme) is implementing a one-year project on ending FGM in Narok County titled Ailepu (Maa for Arise).
The project aims at accelerating community-based efforts towards ending FGC through triggering an uprising of a diverse and inclusive youth-led anti-FGM movement in Narok who will influence and shape evidence-based anti-FGC campaigns that are geared towards sustainable solutions.
COVAW will implement the project within Suswa area in Narok County in the following 6 villages; Oloshaiki, Inkoiriento, Inkilonkosi, Oletepesi, Kipise and Enariboo.
Project intended outcomes
COVAW intends to achieve the following outcomes;
- Reduction in prevalence of FGC within Narok County from the current prevalence rate of 78%.
- Enhanced application of a gender transformative approach on addressing social norms related to knowledge, attitudes, and practices of FGC.
- A strong visible youth-led movement emerges from Narok and is influencing other FGM movement initiatives in Kenya.
- Increased number of health workers spearheading or supporting end of FGC campaigns in Narok County.
- Stronger organizations in terms of personnel skills, systems, structures and policies which will ensure efficiency in financial management, operations, mobilisation of resources and accountability to all stakeholders.
- Increased retention of girls in primary school as a result of reduction in FGC prevalence.