Post By: Carol Sherman, Plan Kenya Country Director
The Girl Summit in Kenya aimed to end FGM and child marriage.
Around the world, girls and women are forced to live with the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriage.
Although Kenya has made strides in outlawing FGM and child marriage, as well as protecting children’s rights, such practices are still rampant.
Often motivated by cultural beliefs, FGM can lead to early marriage and health complications and is often forced upon girls aged 7 to 12.