FIGHT AGAINST FGM IN KENYA INTENSIFIED AS ‘ADOPT A CLITORIS CAMPAIGN’ IS LAUNCHED

A US based Non-governmental organization known as Clitoraid on February 6th launched a campaign dubbed ‘Adopt a clitoris’ in their efforts to create global awareness in the fight against FGM.

Ms Nadine Gary, Clitoraid Director of Operations through a statement said,

“These women are desperate to turn the page on the unspeakable trauma they’ve endured in their childhood.”

Ms Gary also added that the female cut is ‘unimaginable violence’ against women and girls and emphasized the urgency of helping the women to reclaim their reproductive rights.

Women who have been mutilated report of excruciating pain during delivery and sexual relations.

In 2017, the organization raised money to build a ‘Pleasure Hospital’ in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou where women can go to have their clitorises rebuilt from the undamaged root.

According to the organization, the surgical procedure is performed by volunteer doctors and costs about $600 per patient by the time it was being launched in Burkina Faso.

At least now 150 Kenyan women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation are set to benefit from the clitoral restorative surgery once everything is set.

By Shadrack Andenga Odinga

shadrackandenga@gmail.com

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