Rebecca Lolosoli, Kenya – Mediator, Community Mobilizer

Shiru Nyingi, Kenya – Peace Journalist
September 27, 2019
Mme Diallo Fatoumata Sirebara, Mali, Community Mobilizer
September 17, 2019

Approximately 97 percent of Samburu women have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) a prerequisite for marriage.

  • Rebecca Lolosoli walked from village to village urging the acceptance of uncut Samburu women as whole.
  • Picked up other issues domestic violence, ostracized mothers of children born out of alleged rape from British soldiers all amid ethnic conflict caused by livestock rustling.
  • Rebecca sought NGO, Church support, held women’s meetings.
  • Women worried about their role in promoting conflict through glorifying warriors in song. Women refused to sing. The conflict reduced. So did the livestock.
  • Male elders have ostracized Rebecca and her women for going against the norm in society.