Author: oliverwjarvis

Oliver Jarvis is a digital producer for the BBC World Service and is currently based in London. Previously he was a reporter for China Global Television Network (CGTN), and before that the Online Editor and In-house writer for Asian Geographic Magazines, and a columnist for Southeast Asia.
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Reporter’s Diary: One Maasai’s fight against female genital mutilation

10 years ago, the sound of shouting and banging fists on the front gate of the “Safe House” would keep Agnes Pareyio awake at night. The commotion: Parents demanding the return of their girls so they could go through the traditional female Maasai rite of passage, ukeketaji, to become a woman.