Action Aid focuses on supporting local women’s groups who stop women and girls from being abused and make sure survivors are heard, treated and have the backing of the law. Kenya is the largest and most advanced economy in east and central Africa. Yet nearly half of the population live below the poverty line. Women and girls in Kenya do not enjoy the same rights as men. They’re often denied an education and the right to own land. Many are also subjected to domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and harmful practices such as female genital mutilation (FGM). Although FGM is illegal in Kenya, in highly traditional areas up to 98% of girls could be at risk.