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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...

Zero Tolerance Day 2018

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Today we celebrate the International Day of Zero Tolerance Day for FGM. We stand with our members, partners and friends around the world to say that FGM can, and must, end in this generation.

The Girl Generation is the world’s largest collective of organisations working to end FGM. We now have...

The Face of Defiance to mark Zero Tolerance Day in London

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Showcasing powerful and inspirational stories of FGM survivors and activists, The Face of Defiance will be on show at Canada House and the Department for International Development in London from 5th - 9th February to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM 2018...

The Kuria village where FGM talk is open to all

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( This article was originally published on ImpactHub Media by Lilian Kaivilu )

In a highly cultured Maeta village in Kuria East, Migori County, female circumcision and related matters have been marked taboo by...

What is the Role of the Medical Profession in Ending FGM?

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Despite international consensus that FGM/C is a form of violence against women, there are still concerns that FGM/C continues to be performed by healthcare professionals, and may be getting in the way of progress towards the abandonment of FGM/C. The Evidence to End FGM/C research programme looked at data from women aged 15-49 in 25 countries and found that 26 percent of women that have undergone FGM/C – totalling nearly 15 million women – report having been cut by a medical professional (medicalisation). ​These findings help us to better understand which people need to be targeted in interventions that aim to end FGM/C.

Le Visage de la Résistance : Leçons du mouvement Sénégalais

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Tandis que l’exposition Le Visage de la Résistance s’ouvre à Dakar, la co-créatrice Leyla Hussein partage son expérience auprès des militants en Afrique.

Depuis que nous avons présenté notre projet aux Etats Unis et en Irlande l’année dernière, il était évident que nous devions ensuite l’emmener...

The Face of Defiance: Lessons from the Senegalese movement

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As The Face of Defiance goes on show in Dakar, Senegal, co-creator Leyla Hussein shares her experiences of working alongside fellow campaigners in Africa.

Since first exhibiting The Face of Defiance in the US and Ireland last year, it was obvious that going to Africa for our next collection of...

Religious leaders commit to working together to end FGM in Mali

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Religious leaders in Mali commit to establishing a network to ban FGM and to raising the issue with the association of imams as a priority issue.

N'oublions pas ceux sur le terrain - Réflexions d'une jeune leader qui pensait tout savoir

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Zipporah Dione (tout à droite) est doctorante en droit. Elle travaille pour le ROAJELF Sénégal et elle milite contre l’excision depuis 2014. En juillet 2017, elle a accompagné les équipes de Génération Fille et du Visage de la Résistance au Sénégal pour photographier...


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