Kenya, FGM, Prohibition, and the Law

The World Health Organization estimates that over  200 million girls and women who are alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. FGM is mostly targeted toward girls under the age of 15 and has been considered a violation of human rights. In 2011, Kenya passed a law making it illegal to practice FGM. FGM is deeply rooted in some parts of Kenyan cultures, and critics say the law is not enough. More education is needed to help stop the practice.