Monicah Kaguithia, Kenya

Meet Monicah Kaguithia, daughter of a Masaai who has repeatedly escaped from female genital mutilation, a tradition of the Masaai community in the Rift Valley. Now she is an advocate who is working with the community, the elders and a group of traditional dancers to create an alternative ritual through which she has initiated 43 girls into womanhood without circumcision so far.