YHBI is a community Based organization that join the National Government and the likeminded Organizations, groups and persons in the fight and advocacy against FGM in Kenya and women and Girl child Rights.

According to UNPFA-UNICEF Joint Programme, 2021 report on elimination of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kenya. It is reported  that FGM prevalence rate in Kenya was at 21% meaning that 2 out of 10 girls undergo the cut. In Migori County, the prevalence rate stands at 78%, that is, 8 out of 10 girls undergo the FGM cut.

Migori County being at the border point experiences high rate of cross-border FGM practices and more is reported in Abakuria community and communities in Suna West Sub county living across the border.

YHBI targets school going girls, young women, religious leaders, churches and provincial administrators through chiefs office to campaign for children rights, girl child rights, women rights and anti FGM crusade.

School outreach Activities, including interactions and exchanges programs where students from different schools come together and openly debate, interact and share ideas on effects of FGM and child marriage and possible solutions as part of life skills training.

YHBI uses social media through local radio stations programs, Women groups, Youths groups,  school students outreach programs, Students sexual health and hygiene Mentorship programs and menstrual product support to reach to the general public and persons in different villages.


Reach to 2/8 sub counties in Migori County.

Reduce FGM prevalence by 30% in Suna West and Nyatike sub counties.


Mentor 8,000/25,000 girls aged (10-18 years) in both Nyatike and Suna west sub counties on anti FGM campaign and Sexual Health and Hygiene mentorship and menstrual product support.


Download UNPFA-UNICEF Joint Report 2021

YHBI recognizes that as different stakeholders come inn to plan on how to lift the living standard, invest in community projects and programs, Women and Girl child still remain at the risk of GBV and Rape.

According to Crime research Centre report 2020 on Migori County, Rape Cases 48% against 19.9% National prevalence while Gender-Based Violence (Including Domestic Violence) is 46.9% against 45.4% National prevalence.

Another report by Amref- Kenya 2019, indicates that the Policy on SGBV in Migori County, manifests in various forms including: rape, defilement, incest, sexual exploitation and abuse, female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), domestic violence, forced widow inheritance, child marriage among others.   (https://amref.org/kenya/the-fight-against-gender-based-violence-a-male-agent-of-change-in-kenya/)

The commonest forms of GBV mentioned by both women and girls are inflicting bodily harm/physical assault and pain, verbal abuse and rape. Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) are some of the Sexual and Reproductive Health issues that affects our society and coexistence in Migori County. The violence that is mostly experienced by our girls and young women are inflicted physically, emotionally and psychological torture.

Its observed that these kind of torture always results into the victims (Girls, young Women) becoming pregnant at a tender age forcing them for forced early marriages and dropping out of school ruining their life career and dreams. In some painful events, some even end up contracting HIV virus rendering them hopeless and miserable.it is observed that the major factors contributing to GBV in Migori County is ignorance and adverse poverty and lack of income which results in women’s  overdependence on men for support and survival.

Rape and GBV has caused an increase in vulnerable poor single mothers some young from primary schools with no idea on how to start life.  Adverse life Frustrations and domestic violence has led to suicidal thoughts and victimization. Women kills their children and self to escape from facing harsh life experiences.

Despite all these SGBV cases, Migori County does not have an operational rescue center where the SGBV victims/survivors can be given the necessary guidance and counselling.



  • Suna-West and Nyatike sub counties.


  • Building Women and Girls operational, fully equipped rescue and Mentorship centers for Rape, GBV, early forced marriage victims for necessary Guidance, counselling and empowerment.
  • Community awareness and advocacy against GBV, Rape, Gender Inequality and women and Girls child rights.
  • Support 40% women Victims of GBV and 60% women victims of Rape, 200 Single mother’s on mentorship and Empowerment programs.
  • Support 300 single Mothers who dropped out of school be re- admitted to finish their O-level or enroll in adult education class.
  • Mentor 5000 school girls on GBV, Rape and their rights.