These remarkable stories demonstrate what's possible when we pull together

The Girl Generation works as a platform that connects diverse stories and threads them together under a single identity; providing a space to consistently communicate a positive vision of change.

We believe that amplification of social change – including how, where, and why FGM is ending – is critical in both mobilising a global movement to end FGM and bringing new actors and voices into the end FGM conversation.

By increasing the coverage and reach of positive stories of change we aim to create an enabling environment for social change, kick-starting personal and community discussions on the issue, and bolstering individual and organisations’ committed to ending FGM. 

On the road to ending FGM

13 July 2017

Our ambassador reflects on her journey from Kenya to Brussels for the European Development Days.

This journey began two years ago. I have been to different parts of my county and different corners of my country. I travel this road in the footsteps of those who went before me, tramping the myths and overcoming the obstacles of fear. One quest is mine - to have an FGM free society by 2030! I have been forced to walk the road less travelled, where I should go by bus I walk or...

Face of Defiance: the photography exhibition celebrating FGM survivors launches in Senegal

12 July 2017

Our Global Ambassador Leyla Hussein and photographer Jason Ashwood are ecstatic to be partnering with The Girl Generation on expanding the Face Of Defiance project globally. This portrait exhibition featuring Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) survivors and campaigners seeks to broaden public awareness and to create a new positive dialogue about ending FGM. It aims to give exposure to the rights of women who should be empowered to speak out about FGM and provides them with the platform to break...

Les Visages de la Résistance : l’exposition photographique qui rend hommage aux survivantes de l'excision au Sénégal

12 July 2017

Notre Ambassadrice Globale Leyla Hussein et le photographe Jason Ashwood sont ravis de s’associer avec Génération Fille pour porter le projet Les Visages de la Résistance à l’international. Cette exposition de portraits, qui met à l’honneur des survivantes de Mutilations Génitales Féminines (MGF) ainsi que les activistes qui militent pour leur abolition, a pour objectif de sensibiliser le public et créer un dialogue positif à propos de l’importance de la lutte contre l’excision. Ce dialogue...

We're delighted to announce our Turn Up the Volume Programme!

7 July 2017
Developed with generous support from The Wallace Foundation, Turn Up The Volume's specific project objective is strengthened youth leadership for social change to end FGM in Nigeria and Kenya. It will target promising youth leaders from The Girl Generation's youth networks in Kenya and Nigeria (10 in each country, a mixture of men and women). It will take a Training of Trainers (ToT) approach to building the capacity of young leaders, encouraging them, and providing them with the necessary...

End FGM campaigner Domtila Chesang honoured by the Queen of England

7 July 2017

Congratulations to our friend Domtila Chesang for receiving one of the Queen's Young Leaders Awards! On 29 June, she was honoured at Buckingham Palace in London for her work to end FGM and child marriage in West Pokot, Kenya. Read more here:

(Photo credit: Global Media Campaign to End FGM/The Queen's Young Leaders)

Amplifying local stories on the global stage: European Development Days 2017

27 June 2017

Brussels, Belgium. Giving young people opportunities to speak for themselves is key to the way The Girl Generation and FORWARD work. Our joint session “Investing in youth to end gender-based violence: Young African women as agents of change and development” (in partnership with Amref Health Africa and the End FGM European Network ), was selected to be part of the 2017 European Development Days (EDD17) agenda and was an...

Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities for children in Africa by 2030

15 June 2017

Every year on the 16th of June, the world commemorates and celebrates the Day of the African Child. These celebrations present an opportunity for all of us to take stock of our efforts to protect the rights of children on the African continent, to consolidate these efforts and more importantly reflect on strategies through which we can address any obstacles for realising these rights.

The theme for this year’s commemoration is, " The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for...

We mourn the loss of Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, head of UNFPA

5 June 2017

We are deeply saddened to hear that Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, head of the UNFPA, has passed away. He was a lifelong champion for women and girls and a bold advocate for the end FGM movement. The impact he made serving others is immeasurable and the legacy of his great work will live on....

The Girl Generation - June 2017 Newsletter

2 June 2017

It's been a busy few months for The Girl Generation and we have lots of news to share: Our end FGM communication training in Senegal, the exciting work of our members, news from our grants programme and updates on the international funding landscape - it's all here in our latest newsletter!

Construire un mouvement pour le changement – le stage de communication pour lutter contre les MGF au Sénégal

2 June 2017

Chez Génération Fille, nous voulons aider à provoquer des millions de conversations à propos de la lutte contre l’excision dans tous les pays affectés en Afrique, et au-delà. Une de nos stratégies pour cela est d’équiper les militants avec les outils nécessaires pour accomplir leur objectif principal – le changement social.

En parlant ouvertement des MGF, nous pouvons partager des informations à propos de leurs conséquences désastreuses, réfléchir aux raisons qui poussent cette...