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Grantee stories

Community-driven solutions to end FGM/C

Grantee Partner: Samburu Girls Foundation

Grant type: Strengthening

Priorities: Violence, Stigma

Country: Kenya

Samburu Girls Foundation’s mission is to eliminate harmful practices in the Samburu region of Kenya, including FGM/C, child marriage, beading, sexual violence and related GBV abuses. They work at the community level, engaging a wide range of human rights approaches to community social norm transformation. Samburu Girls Foundation’s movement building approach is culturally sensitive, culturally relevant and practical.

Through their project, Samburu Girls Foundation has created a network of engaged stakeholders at various levels, working alongside a movement of youth ambassadors who have been integrated into a larger national network of youth advocates to increase awareness of GBV work in Kenya. They have partnered with the Samburu County Gender Sector Working Group and are contributing to a roadmap to end FGM/C based on community-identified problems, practices, and needs. By engaging communities directly, they have supported the development of holistic and sustainable community-based action plans to end harmful traditional practices and SGBV.

Grantee Stories

Students sit at desks in a white classroom. The teacher stands at the front of the room, wearing a turquoise outfit.

Grantee stories

Ensuring sustainable integration of classroom-based Life Skills Based Education (LSBE)


Priorities: Access, Youth

A group of people stand in front of a house that is being built.

Grantee stories

Putting menstrual health on the agenda through advocacy and movement building


Priorities: Stigma, Youth

A group of people of different ages and genders stand to posing for a group photo on the steps of a beige building. They are all wearing matchign red t-shirts.

Grantee stories

Community collaboration, monitoring, and behaviour change to eliminate FGM/C


Priorities: Violence, Stigma

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