News and Events

Oct 2018
Where Girls Rejoice

For pastoralists, the onset of the rainy season heralds abundant pasture for their livestock. But for the Pokot girls, it’s time for circumcision and early marriage....

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Mar 2015
Anguish for Baringo girls as they are forcibly married off

The ambiguity of the marriage act on the legality of forced customary unions mars the possibility that the one that took place in Marigat, Baringo county on December 7 could be challenged. Images published on Reuters, a news agency, show a young woman from the Pokot community being restrained from running away when she realised that she was to be married off without her knowledge. Pokot traditions require that a husband to be goes to the ‘bride’s’ family home with a group of men to collect her, as one of the Reuters......

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