The effectiveness of Kenyan law and policy in curbing FGM Meru district

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Kampala international international: School Of Law
The study was about the effectiveness of Kenyan law and policy in curbing the practice of FGM in Kenyan communities. My main focus being in Meru district. Female genital mutilation is a cultural practice aimed at signifying a girl's entry into womanhood and any form of rejection is viewed as subordinating culture. It is believed to prevent promiscuity in marriages and promote easy child bearing. Those who do not circumcise are believed to be of immoral character and adopting western culture. The researcher used questionnaire to gather the required data during the study and a series of key interviews particularly on the effect if a law is passed against the cultural practice. The questionnaires were filled up by the respondents of the respective towns in the district who came up with different means of promoting the rite of passage without having to cannot out Female Genital Mutilation in women. From the findings, the culture can be eliminated if the communities are made aware of the risks of the practice and better ways of initiating the girl child into a woman.
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the award of the degree of Bachelor of laws of Kampala International University
Human rights, Law and policy, Kenyan, Curbing FGM, Meru district