Kenya: Nancy, “They did very bad things to me”

by IRIN News

Girls are still threatened by practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation  Photo: Noor Ali/IRIN

Millions of girls remain threatened by gender-based violence and cultural practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). In the eastern Kenya regions of Isiolo, Meru and Samburu, hundreds of girls have fled their homes to escape such practices. Others, like 10-year-old Nancy*, have fled to escape sexual violence.