Our community campaigns create platforms for dialogue about female genital mutilation within Kuria West sub-locations. Our goal is that these forums will help change minds on the beliefs, myths, taboos, and misconceptions about FGM and build upon a community-wide end FGM movement. We make use of innovative forums like community festivals that involve the use of theatre, songs, plays, and dance.
We are partnered with more than 400 trained elders (Wazee wa Nyumba Kumi Initiative) who support our work. During the chief barazas, they hold talks with community members on the harmful effects of female circumcision. These elders are instrumental in advocating for male participation in the movement.
In 2016 we hosted the first ever End FGM Road Show in Kuria as part of the larger #EndFGMKuriaCampaign. Our road show visited some of the most remote villages in Kuria West. Our message reached over 20,000 people among 30 sub-locations in Kuria. This campaign led to a slight decrease in the intensity of the cut in Kuria West sub-counties during the December cutting season.