comprehensive new assessment by the United Nations Children’s Fund that “the ancient practice of (circumcision) has found a gradual but significant decline in many countries, even in some where it remains deeply entrenched.”reports today on a
- Teenage girls are now less likely to have been circumcised than older women
- Two-thirds of older women say the practice should continue, while two-thirds of younger women disagree
- Steepest decline is in , where efforts to stop it began in the 1990s
The Nosim Home inis a rescue center and a place of safety from for girls who want to complete their education, put off marriage until they are older, and reject the practice of female circumcision.
“Nosim” is aword that means sanctuary, a place of safety. That is exactly what Nosim Home is for many . It is common in this culture for young girls (sometimes as young as five years old) to be pulled out of school for circumcision and marriage.
In cases where they are being forced into marriage with much older men, these girls may be kidnapped. The Nosim Home rescue center is the only hope for many young women in Kenya.