FGM: Five Kenyan Teenage Girls Will Visit Google HQ After Inventing An App, “I-Cut” To End Female Genital Mutilation – The Five Kenyan Teenage Girls Are The Only Africans To Participate In This Year’s Technovation Competition
Female Genital Mutilation Becomes A War In Africa As The Girls Are Fighting It With All They Have…
Five Kenyan teenage girls will be visiting the Google Headquarters located in California, U.S.A very soon after they invented a software application, named ‘I-Cut’ which is reported to put an end to Female Genital Mutilation, FGM.
The ‘I-Cut’ app invented by these five Kenyan teenage girls will be connecting the girls who is at risk of Female Genital Mutilation with some rescue centers who will be giving them both legal and medical assistance in case if anybody is cut.
Vanguard Newspapers reported that the Organisers of the anticipating ideas said the Five Teenage girls which their age range from 15 – 17 are the only Africans selected to partake in this year’s international Technovation Competition, where girls develop mobile Apps in order to end problems in their communities.
One of the girls who will contesting at this year’s international Technovation Competition, Stacy Owino explained how Female Genital Mutilation is generally affecting the girls especially in some Africa countries, she added that they are looking for a way to abolish this:
Female Genital Mutilation is a big problem affecting girls all over the world. It is a problem we want to solve. The experience will change their lives. Whether we win or not, our perspective of the world and the possibilities it has will change for the better.
According to UNICEF, almost 200 million girls and women who are alive till today in thirty countries around the world have undergone Female Genital Mutilation, which is a range of procedures that can cause extreme physical and psychological pain, prolonged bleeding, HIV, infertility and even death.
The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA also added that 25% of Kenyan women have been subjected to female genital mutilation.
What is Female Genital Mutilation?
Female Genital Mutilation involves the partial or total removal of the external genitalia (most people call it Clitoris) and, it is illegal in the most African countries.