An Assessment of the Alternative Rites Approach for Encouraging Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya

@inproceedings{Chege2001AnAO,
  title={An Assessment of the Alternative Rites Approach for Encouraging Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya},
  author={Jane N Chege and Ian Askew and Jennifer Liku},
  year={2001}
}
Maendeleo Ya Wanawake (MYWO) has been implementing an Alternative Rite of passage program as part of its efforts to eradicate the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in five districts in Kenya. [] Key Method The study was undertaken in three districts (Tharaka Narok and Gucha) where MYWO/PATH have been implementing the approach and which cover four ethnic groups.

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