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Kirisia, 42, went against tradition to marry a woman who had not been cut

The Maasai elder advocating to end female genital mutilation

Although female genital mutilation has been banned in Kenya since 2002, the practice is still prevalent among Maasai communities. However, Kirisia, 42 is making a stand in his community and is calling for change.

Elizabeth, 28, will not allow her own daughters to be cut

Savings groups help keep Maasai girls safe

Maasai women in Kenya are saving for a better future and keeping girls safe from FGM and child marriage through Plan International-supported savings groups.

Children and teacher use handwashing station installed by Plan International at school in Kwale county

Preparing for safe return to school in Kenya

Following school closures across the country due to COVID-19 restrictions, children are now returning to school in a safe manner, thanks to support from Plan International Kenya.

Mary,18,  takes over the role of the cabinet secretary from Joe Mucheru

Day of the Girl 2020: Kenyan girls call for freedom online

See how girls in Kenya called for an end to online abuse as part of celebrations for International Day of the Girl 2020.

Girl using her phone

For content creators online harassment can be torture

Sarah, 23, is an online content creator from Kenya. She shares her experience of online violence and how she wants it to be tackled.

Grace at her stall with freshly made fries/chips

The other side of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in severe economic and social impacts around the world. Youth are particularly vulnerable to the disruptions the pandemic has caused and many are now at risk of being left behind in education, economic opportunities and general well-being. 

Girls from the Girls' Advocacy Alliance distribute sanitary pads in Kibera, Kenya.

Helping girls manage their periods during COVID-19

Quarantine measures are cutting girls off from essential health services. This Menstrual Hygiene Day it's more important than ever for girls to speak out about their needs without shame.

Cosmos, 33,  is ensuring girls' safety during the corona virus outbreak

The boda boda rider putting girls’ safety before money during COVID-19

Cosmas, 33, is a boda boda rider from an informal slum settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. He is determined to keep girls safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Terry, 24, washes her hands at one of the hand-washing stations in Kibera

“I am afraid that we might all die of hunger”

Terry, 24, a dancer and student, fears for her future as her life is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.