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#ENDING CROSS BORDER FGM

Further to the commitments on “galvanizing political action towards the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation”, (Ouagadougou 2018) African Union Heads of State and Government Decision on “Galvanising Political Commitment Towards the Elimination Of Female Genital Mutilation in Africa”(Assembly/AU/DEC757(XXXII) both reaffirming the Maputo Plan of Action to advance rights and choices for women and girls, ministers and representatives from the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Republic of Kenya, Federal Republic of Somalia, United Republic of Tanzania and
Republic of Uganda gathered in Mombasa, Kenya for a ministerial-level meeting hosted by the Government of Kenya to strengthen coordination and cooperation to eliminate Female Genital Mutilation and in particular the cross-border dimensions

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Without a doubt, 2019 was a defining year for UNFPA Kenya. This the year where UNFPA footprints were firmly on the ground in Kenya. It was indeed the year where the Country Office's activities took on a sharper trajectory, not only in terms of real impact among communities, but also in visibility among bilateral and multilateral partners, spreading to the parliamentary collaborations.

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Fifty years ago, it was hard for women to obtain contraception and relatively easy to die giving birth. Many women were unable to decide whom and when to marry, and when or whether to have children.

A worldwide movement to give women real choices in life culminated in the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where a consensus was reached about the links between women’s empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, and rights and sustainable development.

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CHOICE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. It can rapidly improve the well-being of women and girls, transform families and societies, and accelerate global development.

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Not so long ago, most people had large families: five children, on average. Where once there was one global fertility rate, today there are many, with differences wider than at any point in human history.

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Kenya experiences cyclic natural disasters and emergencies attributed to natural and man-made triggers.  Natural disasters have included epidemics, droughts, floods, landslides, and human and animal disease outbreaks, among others.  

To prevent and mitigate disastrous effects when emergencies and disaster occurs in future, UNFPA collaborated with the Government of Kenya, UN agencies, NGOs and other actors in the humanitarian sector and undertaken a Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) Readiness Assessment based on 38 indicators...

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Findings of the GoK/UNFPA 8th Country Programme Evaluation (2014-2018) report principally provides the basis for evidence-informed decision making to guide the formulation of the 9th country programme.

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Our efforts have significantly contributed to the upholding of our principle of “Leaving No One Behind” and contributing to the expansion of possibilities for women and young people in Kenya to lead healthy and productive lives.”

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Our world is increasingly unequal. But this inequality is not only about money. It’s also about power, rights and opportunities. And it has many dimensions that feed on each other. One dimension of inequality that has received too little attention is in the enjoyment or denial of reproductive rights and the effects of that on half of humanity. This is the focus of the UNFPA flagship report, The State of World Population 2017 - Worlds Apart - is a clarion call for putting power in the hands of women to control their reproductive choices and their futures. With that power in women’s hands, Worlds Apart no longer holds. With that power, instead of separation and inequality, fairness prevails--and a more equitable world for women and girls is the reward. 

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Kenya is part of the global UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which is being implemented in 17 countries where the rite is practised. In Kenya, partners are working in 12 countiesto implement an integrated and holistic campaign towards ending FGM. Informed by a social norms perspective, the programme interventions are focusing on policy and legal environment, service provision and galvanising social dynamics through community approaches. 

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