An indigenous church in West Pokot in Kenya is actively engaged in a variety of strategies to change community perceptions and practices towards ending the practice of female genital mutilation. With community guidelines and forums, as well as a rescue school for girls under threat of female genital mutilation, the church seeks to prevent girls from undergoing this practice. Because of the link between female genital mutilation and child marriage, efforts to abandon female genital mutilation also contribute to a reduction in the rate of child marriage.
For more information, Organization of African Instituted Churches and Faith to Action Network have developed a case story of this work. Read the full story here: Case: Dini Ya Mafuta Pole fights female genital mutilation