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Over 3000 Participants Expected at “Zero Tolerance to FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) Run”
Date:2/1/2010

ish Others Organization

Ruth Konchellah registered Cherish Others as a Kenyan NGO several years ago to combat FGM in rural Maasai communities. Ruth is herself a Maasai.

The focus of Cherish Others includes:

 
  • HIV/AIDS awareness prevention and control
  • Promoting Girl child rights and Education
  • Campaigning against women marginalization
  • Community based health care management
  • Safe Water and Sanitation

Cherish Others contributes to advocacy campaigns for issues affecting the girl child, such as Female Genital Mutilation FGM, child marriages, education, girl child rights and adolescent pregnancies. It is also involved in mentoring young girls for professional development. The organization is involved in sensitizing the communities about FGM as well as supporting and encouraging girls and women.

Cherish Others also supports girl child orphans from the pastoral Maasai community in Kilgoris. Girls as young as 6 years are subjected to female genital cutting then denied the opportunity to go on with schooling as they are married off immediately. This practice has been identified as a predisposing factor of contracting HIV thereby increasing their vulnerability.

For more information, visit http://www.cherishothers.org

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