The impact of community led alternative rite of passage on eradication of female genital mutilation/cutting in Kajiado County, Kenya: A quasi-experimental study
Tuesday, 15 June, 2021
In Kenya, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is highly prevalent in specific communities such as the Maasai and Somali. With the intention of curtailing FMG/C prevalence in Maasai community, Amref Health Africa, designed and implemented a novel intervention—community-led alternative rite of passage (CLARP) in Kajiado County in Kenya since 2009. The study: a) determined the impact of the CLARP model on FGM/C, child early and forced marriages (CEFM), teenage pregnancies (TP) and years of schooling among girls and b) explored the attitude, perception and practices of community stakeholders towards FGM/C.
Samuel Muhula ,Anthony Mveyange, Samuel Oji Oti, Martha Bande,Hellen Kayiaa,Charles Leshore,David Kawai,Yvonne Opanga,Enock Marita,Sarah Karanja,Eefje Smet,Hilke Conradi :The impact of community led alternative rite of passage on eradication of female genital mutilation/cutting in Kajiado County, Kenya: A quasi-experimental study. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0249662
Amref Health Africa teams up with African communities to create lasting health change.