Community-Led Alternative Rite of Passage Impact Study Findings
In 2009, Amref Health Africa in Kenya designed and implemented a novel community-led intervention dubbed the alternative rite of passage (CL-ARP) to FGM/C. The CL-ARP approach to end FGM engages families and communities so that they can make a collective and coordinated choice to abandon the practice of FGM so that no single girl or family is disadvantaged by the decision.
Amref recently commissioned an independent impact evaluation to establish the impact of CL-ARP in Kajiado County on FGM/C, Education, Child Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM) and Teenage Pregnancy.
Download and read a summary of our findings.