These Teen Girls From Kenya Invented An App To Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Five Kenyan schoolgirls are headed to the 2017 Technovation Challenge in Silicon Valley to present an app that’s inspired by a cause close to their hearts. The teens created I-Cut to help victims of female genital mutilation in their country and hopefully end the practice once and for all.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a non-medical procedure that involves the total or partial removal of a woman’s external genitalia. Although it’s illegal in Kenya, FGM is still practiced in the country and the teens headed to Silicon Valley know girls who have experienced it.