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. 

I can now speak openly with my daughters about their body and menstruation.

22 September 2017

Working at the frontlines of change in Kenya comes with daily challenges and personal risks, but for Simon Kosey and Naomi Chebet, Alternative Rites of Passage Facilitators from Brighter Communities Worldwide, this has become their passion and their life's focus.

As part of our blog series showcasing our End FGM Grantees, we spoke to them about their work.

Brighter Communities Worldwide is a charity which creates an enabling environment for...

Photography exhibition celebrating FGM survivors comes to New York

18 September 2017

Following the success of exhibitions in Washington, D.C. and Dublin, The Face of Defiance arrives in New York this week. Hosted by the Oslo Freedom Forum, and generously funded by the Wallace Global Fund and Human Dignity Foundation, the portraits will be on show at the Rogue Space Chelsea from September 20 th – 22nd, as part of the Human Rights Foundation’s Creative Dissent exhibition.

Created by The Girl Generation’s End FGM Ambassador, Leyla Hussein, in collaboration with...

Three perspectives on ending FGM from Enugu State, Nigeria

12 September 2017

Young mothers becoming activists to protect their daughters, cutters giving up their trade, and community leaders denouncing FGM – these are just some of the positive stories of change we hear from our End FGM grantees.

This week, we share some of these stories with you in a series of blog posts.

The Society for the Protection of Rural People (SIRP) is a civil society organisation working in Enugu State of Nigeria. With their end FGM grant they organised...

Community leaders denounce FGM in The Gambia

11 September 2017

Young mothers becoming activists to protect their daughters, cutters giving up their trade, and community leaders denouncing FGM – these are just some of the positive stories of change we hear from our End FGM grantees.

This week, we share some of these stories with you in a series of blog posts.

The Child and Environmental Development Association (CEDAG) from The Gambia are seeing some radical results from their work. With their end FGM grant they raise...

International Youth Day 2017 - Young People Building Peace

10 August 2017

Every year on the 12 th of August, the world comes together to celebrate International Youth Day. This year, the theme is ‘Youth Building Peace’.

As a resident of Northern Kenya and in particular Marsabit County, which on several occasions has been in the mainstream media for all the wrong reasons of ethnic conflict, allow me to enumerate the role of youth, specifically in Marsabit, towards peace building:

Peace Walk – The youth of Marsabit came together in December 2016 for...

How communication training can accelerate ending FGM in Kenya

4 August 2017

Our ambassador talks about how social change communication training can help end FGM in affected communities.

Initiatives for Progressive Change (IfPC) launched a youth network to end Female Genital Mutilation in Marsabit County, northern Kenya on International Youth Day 2016. Since then, IfPC has hosted the network and engaged them to champion the end FGM cause, mostly through social media.

With funding from The Girl Generation, IfPC trained the Saku Sub County...

My dream for the African girl child

3 August 2017

End FGM Ambassador and current Miss World Africa Evelyn Njambi shares her experience celebrating the Day of the African Child with school children in Kenya.

It was a warm, bright morning in the Rift Valley plains of Suswa, Narok County. The cheerful spirits of the school children filled the air and I felt right at home. Their smiles and laughter reiterated why we were convening to celebrate them and with them, on that Day of the African Child!

The day kicked off...

Gender is My Agenda – is it yours?

2 August 2017

Our End FGM Ambassador Peter attended the Gender is My Agenda (GIMAC) summit at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, playing his part in ensuring that ending FGM was front and centre of the discussion.

Every year at the African Union, heads of state and their respective ministers meet twice to deliberate on key issues that affect the African continent. One of those pre-summit meetings is GIMAC - the Gender is My Agenda Campaign - bringing together over...

If I would not let my daughter go through FGM, why should I let others?

31 July 2017

Peter Macharia is an End FGM Ambassador from Kenya, working closely with The Girl Generation. He is passionate about young people and wanting to support them to thrive in what they do.

Find out more about how and why he has committed his life to working with youth to end FGM.

My story as an End FGM Ambassador

31 July 2017

As a survivor of FGM and as a mother of an eight-year-old girl, Seleyian raises awareness about FGM so her daughter grows up in an FGM free society. We are excited to have her as an End FGM Ambassador. Find out more about her work and passions in this interview.

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