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Story of Joy: A 12-year old girl rescued by Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative in Kenya

By Donor Direct Action | May 5, 2020
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  We are celebrating the recent news that Sudan has now banned female genital mutilation (FGM). This is a great victory that will no doubt…

This Giving Tuesday Remember Front-Line Women’s Organizations!

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 3, 2019
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    This holiday season as you plan your year-end giving I hope you will remember the many strong and effective front-line women’s organizations around…

You can help Kenyan girls fleeing FGM get an education

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 20, 2019
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As schools reopen for the new academic year this month, we have good news to share with you from Kenya. With your support, our partner…

Support women who are stopping FGM on the front lines

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 6, 2019
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Last year our partners in Sierra Leone and Somalia worked on getting international attention to the deaths of several young girls caused by female genital…

Celebrating Girls!

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 11, 2018
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Thanks to you we have been able to do more than ever before to help our partners change the lives of thousands of girls around…

TNI helps Kenyan girls break the cycle of FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 11, 2018
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A few weeks ago 78 Kenyan girls were protected from undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM). This was thanks to front line activist Agnes Pareyio and…

Efua Dorkenoo Fund to End FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 12, 2018
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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a severe form of violence against girls and women which includes partial or total removal of the external female genitalia…

African women are ending FGM on the front lines

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 2, 2018
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A few years ago I personally witnessed a girl bleed to death after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) here in Kenya. It was a harrowing…

300 girls undergo FGM in Kenya

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 25, 2017
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You may have read reports that 300 girls have just undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kuria, Southern Kenya in recent weeks. I have fought for Kenyan…

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BBC World Service interviews Agnes Pareyio

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 28, 2016
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BBC World Service travelled to Narok, Kenya to interview Agnes Pareyio, founder of Donor Direct Action partner, Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative (TNI). Agnes is doing incredible…

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Work of Kenyan partner Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative is featured by BBC

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 18, 2016
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The BBC video features the rescue center and school run by Donor Direct Action partner Tasaru Ntomonok Iniative (TNI) for girls fleeing their families to escape female genital mutilation or forced marriage in the Maasai community of Kenya.

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FGM is a men’s issue too

By Donor Direct Action | May 17, 2016
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“The main reason why girls in Kenya undergo FGM is to increase their marriageability. If men said no to FGM, trust me, families wouldn’t get their girls cut,” says Kenyan farmer and community worker Tony Mwebia.