Across the continent, women are helping to reimagine a sacred rite of passage in an effort to honour their cultures and spare their bodies.
Girls in Kenya’s Narok County will also be made to reveal the identities of babies’ fathers.
In rural Kenya, a group of strong-willed women is giving traumatised young runaways a second chance at life.
Women in Somaliland speak out about their experiences of female genital mutilation. One NGO that is working to eliminate this horrific practice.
Women chiefs are playing an increasingly important role in the country’s development, advocating for women's and children's rights.