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. 

Les Visages de la Résistance se tient à Sénégal

20 November 2017

L’exposition Les Visages de la Résistance se tient à Dakar, Sénégal, pour marquer les 16 Jours d’Actions contre les Violences faites aux Femmes

Génération Fille vous invite à découvrir Les Visages de la Résistance au Sénégal – la première exposition de portraits en lien avec l’excision en Afrique.

Créé par l’activiste Leyla Hussein et le photographe Jason Ashwood, Les Visages de la Résistance met en lumière des survivantes et militants contre l’excision qui sont...

The Face of Defiance exhibits in Senegal

20 November 2017

The Face of Defiance exhibits in Dakar, Senegal to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

The Girl Generation invites you to The Face of Defiance Senegal - the first African exhibition of the inspirational end FGM portrait collection.

Created by activist Leyla Hussein and photographer Jason Ashwood, The Face of Defiance photographs survivors of and campaigners against FGM who are all willing to speak publicly about their experiences, many for the first...

The Girl Generation - October 2017 Newsletter

26 October 2017

We are very excited to share our newsletter with you this month. In this issue, we bring stories of change and activism from across the movement and share more about how change is happening in Burkino Faso, Nigeria, Somaliland, and Senegal.

You’ll read more about the innovative and inspiring work of our grantees and members, from an FGM workshop for boys in Kenya, to a drama production in Nigeria. You’ll find out how community dialogues are changing hearts and minds on FGM. We hope...

Happy International Day of the Girl - A message from our Global Director

11 October 2017

Celebrated annually on the 11th of October, the International Day of the Girl aims to highlight issues concerning gender inequality facing young girls. Reflecting on the current theme: Empower girls: Emergency response and resilience planning , we believe there is a great urgency to address many of the deep rooted social norms that discriminate against girls. These harmful practices deny them the realisation of their fundamental human rights and an opportunity to realise their full potential...

Guewaratou Zongo: Standing up to FGM in Burkina Faso

2 October 2017

The first time I met Guewaratou, a.k.a Guebless, it felt like a déjà-vu. It was on July 16, 2017, not long before the National Youth Tour Against FGM left the Department of Social Affairs. She was already showing all signs of a true leader. She was the one lifting everyone’s mood, while ensuring everyone was on the list and ready to go.

I finally managed to meet Guewaratou during the Samorogouan stop, shortly after the opening ceremony. (Samorogouan is a small town in West Burkina...

FGM takes centre stage in Nigeria

1 October 2017

How can theatre be used to end FGM? Our End FGM Grants programme funded Active Voices, an NGO working on health and development, to put on a series of plays called ‘Together: One Community’s Story of Ending FGM’. Don’t worry if you couldn’t be there – the play is available to watch on YouTube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsUp2oCz2c0&t=232s

We sat down with the playwright and founder of Active...

I can now speak openly with my daughters about their bodies

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 and campaigners 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...

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