‘One hand can’t clap by itself’: Engagement of boys and men in KMG’s intervention to eliminate FGM-C in Kembatta zone, Ethiopia
AUTHOR(S) Kate Hawkins
Kembatti Mentti Gezzimma (KMG) is an Ethiopian organisation working to encourage communities to abandon the practice of FGM-C. There has been a phenomenal reduction in FGM-C prevalence levels in Kembatta Zone where KMG has worked for the last two decades. Between 1999 and 2008, the number of people practising FGM-C in Kembatta zone reduced by approximately 92% (OHCHR 2008). KMG has expanded its work to other zones, including most recently the Sidama zone, and nearly the entire southern region of Ethiopia has been reached by its FGM-C prevention efforts.