Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2002
Center of Human Rights and Democracy
This description of Kennedy Wafula's work was prepared when Kennedy Wafula was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2002.
Kennedy Wafula is combating the practice of forced female circumcision, which is still prevalent in many parts of Africa. He joins conventional approaches, including community monitoring and awareness efforts, with civil litigation to deliver girls safely to age 18, when they are legally adults and equipped to make decisions about their bodies.
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