E-solidarity, a means of fighting against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)

Project proposal
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 161)


This project aims to contribute to the eradication of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) throughout the Maasailand in Kenya in agreement with the World Health Organisation (WHO) policy by large-scale distribution of information to the remote Maasai villages, by creation of awareness, by proposing alternative rituals, by improvement of the social (and economic) status of women and by encouragement of Maasai families to send female children to school. e-Society means will be used in the understanding that these are not in opposition to preserving tradition and ethnic identity

Key words

e-solidarity ethnic identity Female Genital Mutilation rituals tradition women 

Copyright information

© International Federation for Information Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Maasai Education Discovery Committee MemberThônexSwitzerland

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