Female circumcision in Kisii, Kenya: secret practice, openly spoken about
Local women decided to focus first on enhancing economic independence as a first step towards the ability to make independent decisions on female circumcision. As such, in this Women Empowerment Challenge, we decided to look at the different self-help groups in Nyaribari Chache Constituency to identify opportunities for economic enhancement for women.
Phyllis, Coordinator of the Female Rights Challenge:
“Through conducting PAR, I learned more than I could ever learn in any class. The stakeholders felt engaged, valued, a sense of ownership, and responsible during the implementation of the project. The PAR approach was desirable because it created opportunities for building local capacity and enhancing continuity of involvement.”