“Boys and girls got to understand their bodies better and how to take care of them. “ We have never been taught on such issues… We need you to come and teach us again and again….” Affirmed a young girl during SEHR session signifying a thirst for knowledge gain
Amref Health Africa runs anti-FGM campaigns in several African countries that have contributed to the decline of the practice. The campaigns offer alternatives to the ‘traditional’ ritual that young girls are forced to partake.
Together with the Maasai in Kenya and Tanzania, Amref Health Africa has developed an Alternative Rite of Passage for girls to transition to womanhood. While most of the traditional ritual remains unchanged,…