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Kenya: Protect Girls By Enforcing FGM and Child Marriage Laws


World  (tags: africa, humanrights, ACTION, NO FGMS, Child Marriages )

Rose
- 272 days ago - org2.salsalabs.com
Equality Now has been monitoring multiple cases of Kenyan girls running away from their homes or avoiding going home from school during holidays to escape female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage,



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Sue Matheson (68)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 3:39 pm
thanks
 

Penny C. (79)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 5:13 pm
Thanks Rose.
 

Just Carole (341)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 5:40 pm

Gladly signed the petition.

Thanks, Rose!

 

Beverly M. (85)
Friday October 11, 2013, 6:59 am
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Rose!
 

Ben Oscarsito (352)
Friday October 11, 2013, 8:13 am
Done!
 

Natasha Salgado (505)
Friday October 11, 2013, 8:49 am
Done-thx Rose
 

Judy C. (106)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:47 pm
Signed. Thanks Rose.
 

Yvonne F. (164)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:24 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Rose
 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (211)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 11:38 am
done
 

Dave C. (209)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:30 pm
signed. thanks.
 

caroline s. (77)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:47 pm
Signed!
 

Vita Pagh (36)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 12:56 pm
Signed. Thank you.
 

jess b (22)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:20 pm
signed. thk you
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 1:32 pm
Done
 

Vicky P. (461)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:32 pm
noted, signed, shared
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 2:40 pm
Done
 

Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:13 pm
Noted and signed. TY Rose
 

Dmitry Nikiforov (236)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 7:50 pm
Thanks, Rose!
 

Jessica L. (0)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 8:21 pm
This is an extremely important issue and we must continue to spread the word. Also, think twice about male circumcision and if it is really necessary with modern technology and medicine in the first world.
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 12:01 am
Signed.
 

John S. (297)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:03 am
Done.
 

Bibi B. (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:17 am
noted
 

kate k g (461)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:33 am
Signed and noted
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 10:42 am
Signed and noted. These practices should be stopped immediately, everywhere. No girl should be treated in this barbaric way.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 12:37 pm
Signed
 

Emma S. (217)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 12:46 pm
Done! Thanks, Rose.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 1:23 pm
thanks. signed
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 1:46 pm
Message sent. Noted. Thank you, Rose.
 

Winn Adams (187)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:05 pm
Gladly signed!
 

Mariette G. (145)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:05 pm
Thank you for calling on the Kenyan government to implement and enforce laws to protect girls from FGM and child marriage. Thanks Rose!
 

norma laborie (31)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:07 pm
signed
 

Esther Z. (101)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:45 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Yvette S. (30)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 2:57 pm
N&S
 

Mary Donnelly (46)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:07 pm
Thanks Rose--signed and sent.
 

valda p. (13)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 3:49 pm
Signed -if FGM-is against the law in Kenya -they should advertise and let the girls know where they can go to for help if their parents are trying to enforce it-and report the parents to the police -if the police follow through and do their job in time it could be wiped out.-hopefully.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 4:22 pm
Signed.
 

Debbie G. (316)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 5:32 pm
So sad. FGM is barbaric and disgusting.
 

Helen Porter (41)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:28 pm
Can anything be more expressive of the unregenerate male's selfish cruelty!!!
 

Sheila D. (24)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 7:45 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Rose.
 

ALEXANDER Kovesy (1)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 8:15 pm
THESE PRACTISES HAVE DEEPER ROOTS THEN MERE GENDER AS Z K SEEMS TO THINK. FMG ISU CERTAINLY AUO HORRIBLE PRACTICE BUT SO ARE SOME OF THE INITIATION RITES FOR YOUNG MALES IN VARIOUS REGIONS. WHEN IT COMES TO CRUELTY VISITED UPON FELLOW HUMANS THERE IS LITTLE TO CHOSE BETWEEN THE PRACTISES. IT IS AN EXPRESSION OF THE INNATE CRUELTY OF THE HUMAN SPECIE. WHETHER PERPETRATED ON FELLOW HUMANS OR OTHER SENTIENT BEINGS. THIS IS CONFIRMED BY THE ABSENCE OF ACTION DESPITE (EXISTING LAWS) ON THE PART OF RESPECTIVE', GOVERNMENTS. HOPEFULLY, PETITIONS LIKE THESE WILL SHAME THEM INTO ACTION TO ENFORCE THEIR OWN LAWS. THIS IS SUPPOSEDLY THE ENLIGHTENED MILLENNIA WE LIVE IN??? SADELY, HISTORY SHOWS US THAT THESE WONDERFUL HUMAN QUALITIES JUST SIMPLY DO NOT DISAPPEAR, FADE OUT OF EXISTENCE.
 

Aurea Walker (175)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 8:29 pm
S & N it is a crime that must be named FEMALE VAGINAL MUTILATION! The barbaric horror of it is compounded by the fact that in most cases it is the young girls MOTHER who not only holds the little girl down but other female family members as well. Yemen ENFORCE YOUR LAWS NOW! For the other countries who have not made female vaginal mutilation illegal, do so NOW!
 

jess b (22)
Sunday October 13, 2013, 9:03 pm
signed.
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Saturday October 19, 2013, 9:28 am
Done. Thank you Rose :)
 

. (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:20 pm
right now in your city, a little girl is being abused and mutilated by the removal of all or part of the labia minora and labia majora, and the stitching of a seal across the vagina, leaving a small opening for the passage of urine and menstrual blood
this is FGM and we need to stop it
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday October 28, 2013, 10:57 am
Done
 
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