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Five Hidden Heroes of the End FGM Movement

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To mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM , we shine a spotlight on those who work behind the scenes to end FGM - in government, community organisations, health services and research. Away from the public eye, they are women committed to bringing about change in their communities...

Men commit to end FGM in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso

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“Many men know when girls in their family are going to get cut, but they don’t do anything. This has to change.” In Ouahigouya, in the Northern Region of Burkina Faso, men are working together to end FGM.

With a prevalence rate of 76%, and 53% of girls being cut before the age of 5, FGM...

My dream for the African girl child

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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...

Community leaders denounce FGM in The Gambia

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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...

International Youth Day 2017 - Young People Building Peace

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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...

Kenyan youths tap into rugby to kick FGM out of Maasailand

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Lorna Andisi is a freelance journalist and an end FGM activist.

On 23 and 24 July, the Network partnered with The Girl Generation, Il’laramatak Community Concerns, and the Kenya Rugby Union during the #Maasai7s, a rugby event held in Kajiado to create awareness about FGM and advocate...

How communication training can accelerate ending FGM in Kenya

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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...

Introducing our End FGM Ambassadors!

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Our Kenyan End FGM Ambassadors are a group of passionate activists who are committed to ending FGM in their generation – and have already stepped out of their comfort zone to bring about change in their communities and country. As End FGM Ambassadors they take the message of hope and change even...

Surprises in Somaliland

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I boarded the flight armed only with a pen, paper and an idea that we can end FGM in a land where I had minimal knowledge.

Reading Paul Schemm’s travel journalism, Surprises in Somaliland , in the Ethiopian Airlines Selamta in- flight magazine on my maiden trip to Somaliland my anxiety...

Working to End FGM in Burkina Faso

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Landlocked Burkina Faso is home to one of the highest national poverty rates per capita in the world. In 2015, Burkina Faso was ranked 183 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index.

This extreme poverty has somewhat acted as a catalyst for the development of strong gender...

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