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. 

Congratulations to our new grantees!

24 March 2017

The Girl Generation's End FGM Grants Programme had its first round of open calls in Kenya, The Gambia and Nigeria that closed in November 2016. We are pleased to announce the grantees who were awarded funding to carry out their work to help end FGM in a generation. Congratulations to all the grantees!

We're looking for host agencies in Senegal and Burkina Faso!

17 March 2017

The Girl Generation is excited to expand our work in West Africa! We are now looking for host agencies in Senegal and Burkina Faso to support with:

-Implementation and management

-Representation of The Girl Generation in country

-Logistical and administrative support

Interested? Please visit the following links for more information and...

Introducing The Girl Generation Newsletter!

8 March 2017

Happy International Women’s Day! To mark this special day, we are delighted to introduce the first addition of our quarterly newsletter. We intend to make it a regular publication and to use it to keep you in touch with news and developments from the Africa-led movement to end FGM. We hope you find this newsletter informative and interesting, and we would love to hear what you think about it!

Moi qui suis une fille

10 February 2017

Par Aminata Badiane Thioye

Je me retrouve hantée par un certain nombre d’interrogations, des questions que je me pose et que je vous pose : pourquoi les jeunes filles et les femmes souffrent - elle plus que les garçons et les hommes ?

Sommes-nous prédestinées à la souffrance et à la douleur par le simple fait d’appartenir au genre féminin ?

Partant de ces questionnements je m’insurge et décide de vous faire part de notre cri de cœur à toutes face à une pratique...

I am a girl

10 February 2017

By Aminata Badiane Thioye

I find myself surrounded by questions. Questions I ask myself and want to ask you: why do girls and women always suffer more than boys and men? Are we destined to pain and suffering, for no reason other than being female?

From those thoughts, I rise up and choose to share our cry from the heart. A cry about a harmful practice that constitutes a great evil against us: FGM.

Nowadays there are protests all around the world - using all means we...

Young Gambians changing minds on FGM

7 February 2017

Linguere partnered with The Girl Generation to commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM on 6 February.

We walked along Kairaba Avenue and speaking to people about FGM and why we should stop the practice.

The beauty in watching young Gambians unite for a common cause is unrivaled, and strengthens my belief that we are not just future leaders; we are leaders today.

News Center: World marks day for zero tolerance to FGM

7 February 2017

Watch Betty Kyallo from KTN News interview The Girl Generation Global Director, Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell, on International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Watch the interview

International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM 2017

6 February 2017

It's here!

Today, 6 February, is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM .

Today is a day of global advocacy and a chance for ordinary people all over the world to raise their voices and make a difference for girls.

Today is a day when we can all stand up and loudly proclaim that we have “zero tolerance” for this human rights violation and form of violence against women.

For more...

UKAID fosters bridge building to end FGM: A three-way flagship partnership

3 February 2017

Given the theme for this year’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation – Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030 – we could not help reflecting on a Nigerian proverb which says: “In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams”

End FGM grant funds health fair in the Gambia

1 February 2017

Earlier this month, our grants programme funded local NGO Your Change For a Change to hold a reproductive health fair in the town of Soma.

More about our End FGM grants

At the fair, doctors and nurses offered free health screenings to the...