School holidays, a peak season for female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage

For Maasai girls, school holidays often carry a higher risk of being forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriage. They go home from their schools for the holidays, and there is sufficient time to have them undergo and recover from the procedure before classes resume.

Help protect Maasai girls from forced FGM and early marriage. Allow them to continue being girls a while longer.

Many Maasai girls are forced to undergo FGM by the age of 13 and quickly become mothers themselves. Rescuing them from forced FGM and early marriage helps these girls avoid the potentially severe health-related complications of FGM, reduces infant mortality rates, allows the girls to benefit from more education, and helps them build a better life for themselves and eventually their own children.

You can make a real difference. Please donate today and help give these girls a brighter future.

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