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2016

NEWS FROM SAMICH

DECEMBER, 2016

Here are a few pictures of the Alternative Rite of Passage workshops and ceremonies from Samich, in the Cherangari Hills! The team are hard at work with some amazing people in this community. 150 girls have been able to take part in the 5 days of workshops  …

THE GIRLS WHO LIVE IN FEAR

DECEMBER 2016

Alternative Rites of Passage ceremonies are the central way that Beyond FGM, in partnership with Kepsteno Rotwo, seeks to help women and girls escape the knife. At the same time, it is important to help those for whom it is too late; the women and girls who have already been cut. Everlyn Cheyech, who is…

DECEMBER NEWS, THE JOURNEY SO FAR

DECEMBER, 2016

On 23rd November Cath joined the grassroots team in Kenya to begin the annual Alternative Rites of Passage (ARP) ceremonies for 2016. Since then, she and the team have been hard at work across the region, bringing ARP to new areas, and of course strengthening their existing use. So far the they have been to…

CONGRATULATIONS DOMTILA

NOVEMBER 2016

We are so proud to announce that the Queens Young Leaders Award 2017 has recognised our very own Project Manager and Kepsteno Rotwo Coordinator, Domtila! This prestigious programme “discovers, celebrates and supports exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth, leaving a lasting legacy for Her Majesty the Queen.” Congratulations Domtila, your hard work and dedication…

NOVEMBER 2016

Off to Kenya next week for our annual Alternative Rite of Passage Ceremony (ARP). Apologies for lack of news updates on website, too much reliance on Facebook and multiple other excuses!!!! Our group on the ground in Pokot are busy preparing for this year’s main activity, the Alternative Rite of Passage ceremony (ARP). We are…

JANUARY, 2016

Another successful Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) ceremony was held in a new village, Nyang’aita in Masol district. Masol is a remote part of West Pokot bordering Turkana County, a huge desert. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) prevalence in this area is almost 100%.  We at Beyond FGM and Kepsteno Rotwo were the first people ever…