Ruth Jepchumba is the founder of Marakwet Girls Foundation. Narrowly escaping FGM, Ruth helps girls who are at risk and those that were not so lucky to escape the harmful cultural practice; and she has a mentor to guide her along the way.
About Marakwet Girls Foundation
MGF is community based organisation championing for the rights of female children and geared towards ending harmful cultural practices; child marriage, gender-based violence and Female Genital Mutilation.
Working with different initiatives, MGF focuses majorly on education as a social tool to end Female Genital Mutilation.
About the End FGM Podcast
This podcast features people working in individual and organizational capacities in Kenya and beyond. They share their experiences, successes, failures and lessons learnt in the Anti FGM Campaign. Hosten by Jeremiah Kipainoi. Published in partner with Voice of Maasai.
According to the World health Organization, Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.