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Video: The Maasai Women Using Cricket to Beat FGM in Kenya

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is common in Maasai lands, but by encouraging girls to play cricket and providing education on the practice during breaks, one group of young people is changing attitudes.

Written by Ruud Elmendorp Published on Read time Approx. 0 minutes

Maasai land is not the first place you’d expect to find a women’s cricket team, but on the dusty plains of southern Kenya, a group of young women has stepped up to the crease. And it is not just for entertainment: the Maasai Ladies’ Cricket Team is using the sport to promote an anti-FGM message in remote and rural communities. A film by Ruud Elmendorp.

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