Órla Ryan was supported to travel to Kenya, where she examined programmes which tackle subjects such as gender-based violence (GBV) and female genital mutilation (FGM), as well as some which empower women and girls through education and employment. Órla’s project demonstrates how prevalent issues such as GBV, FGM and gender inequality are in Kenya, and the vital work being done to tackle them. Órla’s project took the form of a three-part series, published on the The Journal:
- ‘I used to cut the girls, sometimes I would cut the wrong part and they would bleed terribly’;
- ‘I’ll give you a goat and then you can forget about the rape;
- ‘Girls are forced to have sex in exchange for sanitary pads or 50 cents’.