Coming of Age: Alternative Rites of Passage for Maasai Girls
Coming of Age: Alternative Rites of Passage for Maasai Girls. Working in the African tradition with the involvement of the decision-makers, AMREF has created big change. The dialogue began with the tribal elders who were convinced of the advantages of eliminating female circumcision. With the elders' approval, the young men were approached, learning that it was alright to marry an uncircumcised girl. The Maasai themselves designed the alternative rite of passage to traditional circumcision.