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Press Statement

18/02/2016

Amref Health Africa and the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) have signed a memorandum of understanding for a partnership to address the health of women and children in Africa. Ghanaian First Lady Madame Lordina Mahama, who is the current OAFLA President, signed the MOU with Amref...

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Keep your ‘dirty blades’ off my girls: Magadi Head Teacher

09/02/2016

“I had one of my students who had completed standard eight last year. Her father wanted to force her to be circumcised. She wrote a letter to me. Then I called the parents and they admitted it was their wish that the girl could undergo FGM. We discussed and...

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We don’t have to marry circumcised girls – Maasai Morans

09/02/2016

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29 – As a young Maasai moran, Jeremiah Kutanya, had sworn never to marry a girl who is not circumcised. He was determined to continue nurturing cultural practices he learnt from his father and grandfather during his transition to manhood. It was very important for him...

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‘I can be president without the cut!’ declares Maasai girl

05/02/2016

Female circumcision has no part in my vision for the future, says Shiluni Shrim Twelve-year-old Shiluni Shirim may be small in stature, but she has a voice and a vision that cannot be ignored. Standing confidently at the front of a room filled with national stakeholders in the fight...

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Female Genital Mutilation Has No Place in Africa

12/01/2016

Amref Health Africa asks the Government of Sierra Leone to protect girls from injury and death caused by the harmful practice On February 6, 2016, the world will be marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. This day has been set aside by the United...