Social change is taking place as a result of efforts made by our End FGM Grantees.
The Girl Generation End FGM Grants programme, funded by the Human Dignity Foundation (HDF), supports anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) activities and initiatives taking place at a grassroots level. The grants programme aims to strengthen the movement by enabling organisations and individuals across 10 African countries to access grants through a flexible and rapid process.
The Girl Generation would like to congratulate 66 End FGM Grantees, who were the recipients of $ 619,014 in funding approved during the 2016–2017 grants period - the countries considered during this phase were Kenya, Nigeria and The Gambia.
Since 2016, the End FGM Grants programme has resulted in positive impact at the grassroots level - reports that have been shared list progress in relation to:
- Progressive community awareness of the harmful effects of FGM.
- Shifts in participants’ perspectives after participating in funded End FGM training activities, resulting in trainees openly supporting FGM and becoming advocates for the abandonment of FGM and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV).
- An increase in girls’ enrolment in school and forgoing of early marriages.
- Grantees practicing The Girl Generation Do No Harm (DNH) guidelines, which focuses on positively framing the issue of ending FGM, promoting locally-led change, and avoiding images and language that could cause harm or stigma.
To review the list of the End FGM Grant recipients, please click on the links below