Catherine Thiakunu, Founder of Care Health Providers, rallies organizations, both media and individual activists in the fight against controversial FGM deaths in Meru county. Among them was the controversial death of Jelida, a 14-year-old, who died from FGM type 2, and was disowned by her family in December 2018.
After vigorous lobbying, Jelida was laid to rest after the influence of the a Meru council of elders in Meru County in Laare. A memorial stone now stands at their headquarters in Meru.
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. Hosted 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.