Kenyan Girls Win Female Gential Mutilation Injunction

A Kenyan judge recently granted an injunction sought by two teenage girls to stop their father from forcing them to submit to female genital mutilation — the first time that a court has intervened to stop the practice which is prevalent in rural Kenya.

The BBC reported that,

The human rights group [The Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Kenya] says girls from the Kalenjin tribe are normally subject to circumcision and immediately forced into sexual activities or marriage.


Kenyan girls win circumcision ban. The BBC, December 13, 2000.

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