Powerful partnership: The power of programmes that challenge harmful traditional practices

Learning from Kenya and Tanzania 

Jennifer Lasoi and Jackline Madupoi  campaign against FGM, Ngong Hills, Kajiado country. Thandiwe Muriu

It is estimated that more than 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM. There are a further 3 million girls at risk of undergoing FGM every year.

Womankind has been working in partnership with Women’s Legal Aid Centre (WLAC) in Tanzania and Federation of Women Lawyers in Kenya (FIDA Kenya) to enable and support women and girls to challenge social and community norms in relation to FGM and child, early and forced marriage. 

This learning paper is the second in a learning papers series produced by Womankind which shares insight, analysis and reflection from our portfolio of work and builds upon a body of learning to support women’s rights and movement strengthening. This learning paper provides insight into the methodology and delivery of a three-year project (2015-2018) funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) through UK Aid Match. The project, “Community Responses to Violence Against Women & Girls in Kenya and Tanzania” was designed together with and delivered by WLAC and FIDA Kenya. Womankind supports work to share new knowledge resulting from feminist approaches to evidence and learning as part of our commitment to strengthening women’s movements.

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