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2015: “I grew up in the vil­lages where I saw the suf­fer­ing girls go through. Many of them never ac­cess ed­u­ca­tion. They are forced to un­dergo FGM and are mar­ried off at a ten­der age. This ties them to cy­cles of poverty. The urge for change is high within my com­mu­nity and I thought we could even do bet­ter by en­sur­ing that more girls ac­cess ed­u­ca­tion as ma­jor em­pow­er­ment to [end] ram­pant poverty in Pokot.”

2016: “Women have paid a heavy price be­cause of in­se­cu­rity and I have al­ways ex­tended my ac­tiv­i­ties be­yond Pokot so that we share on the need for peace. Our women still strug­gle with cul­tural and eco­nomic-re­lated chal­lenges that are com­pounded by a harsh cli­matic con­di­tion. This de­nies them ac­cess to bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion and other ben­e­fits of civil­i­sa­tion. When there is fight­ing or in­se­cu­rity, it’s women and chil­dren who get killed or are dis­placed.”

2016: “My pride is that, through the work I have done with groups and friends in Pokot, the num­ber of our girls go­ing to schools up to univer­sity level has in­creased and harm­ful tra­di­tional prac­tices like FGM and early mar­riages have gone down.

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