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
An Outreach Sensitisation Programme was begun here on 28th November. This is a very remote village, with local estimates of FGM prevalence close to 100%. Promisingly, Beyond FGM and Kepsteno Rotwo had a great reception despite the prevalence of cutting here. Let’s hope such good reactions will provide a strong base for ARP in the future.