Welcome to Hope Foundation for African Women (HFAW), an organization inspired to make a difference in the lives of poor, vulnerable, and marginalized rural women and girls in Kenya. Think of a Maasai woman who would do the majority of the family’s domestic chores: building huts with mud and dung, fetching water from long distances, collecting firewood from the bush and often dangerous areas, cooking and rearing children, finding food in a desert-like climate just to mention a few.
Education not mutilationEducation not mutilation’ UN Sec Gen Ban Ki Moon urged the world during 2016 International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM conference. Sixth of February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a day to raise awareness of the practice and work towards its elimination. The Theme 2016 was "Achieving the new Global Goals through the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by 2030."
Men Against FGM‘We did not know that when they say have finished (cutting) they mean they have finished the girl child’….’If I was a woman, I would be dead now’ said Pastor Pareyio* from Kajiado North during a Popular Education training. He confessed to not have known what goes on during the FGM procedure since men’s role is to provide cows and goats to be used for the ceremony. Men in the room also declared that FGM should and will never happen to anyone they know. (more…)