Msichana Empowerment Kuria is a Young Women-led grassroots based organization that actively works to end female genital mutilation/cutting, child marriage, Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the marginalized Kuria community. We also promote and support girl empowerment as a driving force of community development. Founded in 2013 as an informal space to meet the critical needs of young women and girls and later registered in the 2015 to fight for the rights and social justice of young women and girls. It is our strong conviction that women and girls despite their background or age should be allowed to live free from any form of violence and make informed choices concerning their lives.
The World Health Organization recognizes Female Genital Cutting as the greatest form of Violence against women and girls today. This practice involves cutting a girl’s clitoris and labia, often using unsterilized blades and knives. It can cause severe bleeding, infections, infertility…
To build communities free of Female Genital Mutilation and other forms of violence where every girl can grow up free of any form of violence. Our aim is to work with young people boys and girls, their families and communities, to help empower and educate all those involved in female genital mutilation.
We are reinventing End Female Genital Mutilation/cutting Interventions by working with the youth to End the Cut with our generation. We are not only asking the youth to End the Cut we are meaningfully engaging them to realize their full potential.