Tegla Laroupe, Kenyan marathon runner, speaks out against FGM/C

©UNICEF IRC/2005 - Testimonial Tegla Laroupe addressing her speech at the launch of Innocenti Digest against FGM/C in Cairo on 24 November UNICEF IRC/2005


Tegla Loroupe, a dedicated activist for the abandonment of FGM showed her film and told her story when her father was not proud of her, because she broke her promise to stop sports. Father finally became proud of her after 7 years into her career, and she realized she did something for women. She spoke out about being strong willed. But recognized that not all are strong willed, and not all can stand up for they become role models.