Covid-19 blamed for rise in female ‘cut’ and early marriages – The Standard (Kenya)

The Covid-19 pandemic slowed down the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), leading to school dropouts and early marriages.

Officials in Kajiado County said during the prolonged schools closure, curfews and lockdowns, many girls were circumcised at night.

Parsanka Sayianka, an anti-FGM crusader with Il’laramatak Community Concerns, says many girls who faced FGM dropped out of school, were married off or got pregnant.

 

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