December News, the Journey So Far

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On 23rd November Cath joined the grassroots team in Kenya to begin the annual Alternative Rites of Passage (ARP) ceremonies for 2016. Since then, she and the team have been hard at work across the region, bringing ARP to new areas, and of course strengthening their existing use. So far the they have been to… Read more »

Congratulations Domtila!

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We are so proud to announce that the Queens Young Leaders Award 2017 has recognised our very own Project Manager and Kepsteno Rotwo Coordinator, Domtila! This prestigious programme “discovers, celebrates and supports exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth, leaving a lasting legacy for Her Majesty the Queen.” Congratulations Domtila, your hard work and dedication… Read more »

Hello!

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Thank you Cath for your warm welcome, it is great to be able to contribute to this amazing team at Beyond FGM. Some of you may have noticed that the Guardian documentary “Abandon the Knife” isn’t quite working on the home page. So here is a re-posted link to the film, which I highly recommend watching as an… Read more »

Welcome Anna

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Great news that we have another new member to our team, Anna, who has offered vital assistance with admin. I would like to officially welcome Anna on board and say how extremely grateful we are to her for this much needed support and practical help.  I am a firm believer in team work and we… Read more »

Alternative Rite of Passage Ceremony 2016

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Off to Kenya next week for our annual Alternative Rite of Passage Ceremony (ARP). Apologies for lack of news updates on website, too much reliance on Facebook and multiple other excuses!!!! Our group on the ground in Pokot are busy preparing for this year’s main activity, the Alternative Rite of Passage ceremony (ARP). We are… Read more »

Alternative Rite of Passage 2015

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Another successful Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) ceremony was held in a new village, Nyang’aita in Masol district. Masol is a remote part of West Pokot bordering Turkana County, a huge desert. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) prevalence in this area is almost 100%.  We at Beyond FGM and Kepsteno Rotwo were the first people ever… Read more »

New pics

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Sadly due to technical hitches galore and incompetence of yours truly latest photos direct from Pokot have not yet been uploaded onto website………. BUT……….all is not lost………. Please please pretty please visit our Facebook page where you can see said photos of foundations being dug and bricks being made for our much needed Rescue Centre/Safe… Read more »

Buy a brick!

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Plans are underway to begin building a rescue centre or safe house for all those Pokot girls who are running away from FGM and forced marriage.We have the latest pics from Ortum, West Pokot which show the foundations being being dug and a few bricks already made. This Thursday evening we are hosting an event… Read more »

Developments and plans

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Fantastic news! Domtila who is now Project Manager, (Kenya),  completed the Guardian sponsored poster campaign just before Xmas  which she also filmed. The poster campaign involved an art competition with local school girls who were asked to design a poster depicting their thoughts on FGM . This was part of the Guardian media campaign to… Read more »