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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...

Ending FGM and Promoting Emotional Wellbeing: Announcing a New Collaboration

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During Mental Health Awareness Week, we are delighted to announce the launch of a new project: Ending FGM and Promoting Emotional Wellbeing. This project is led by The Girl Generation’s Strategic Advisor, Leyla Hussein (who is also an award-winning campaigner and psychotherapist), with generous...

The Girl Generation Taps into the Power of Youth: The First Pan-African #YouthEndFGM Summit

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On the 24 th April 2018, on a chilly Nairobi morning, I took to social media and wrote my first tweet of the day: “ These two days have been in the dreams of many including me! 25th and 26th April - 1st ever pan African youth summit on FGM in Nairobi! I salute all the young people here with us...

First Pan-African Youth Summit - Nairobi, April 2018

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The Girl Generation #YouthEndFGM Summit brings together young activists from across the African continent.

The Youth #EndFGM2018 Summit will bring together young people from across the continent and the diaspora– placing them at the centre of the movement to end FGM, and catalysing their...

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...

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.

Les Visages de la Résistance : l’exposition photographique qui rend hommage aux survivantes de l'excision au Sénégal

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Notre Ambassadrice Globale Leyla Hussein et le photographe Jason Ashwood sont ravis de s’associer avec Génération Fille pour porter le projet Les Visages de la Résistance à l’international. Cette exposition de portraits, qui met à l’honneur des survivantes de Mutilations Génitales Féminines (MGF...

Face of Defiance: the photography exhibition celebrating FGM survivors launches in Senegal

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Our Global Ambassador Leyla Hussein and photographer Jason Ashwood are ecstatic to be partnering with The Girl Generation on expanding the Face Of Defiance project globally. This portrait exhibition featuring Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) survivors and campaigners seeks to broaden public...

The Girl Generation - June 2017 Newsletter

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It's been a busy few months for The Girl Generation and we have lots of news to share: Our end FGM communication training in Senegal, the exciting work of our members, news from our grants programme and updates on the international funding landscape - it's all here in our latest newsletter!

We mourn the loss of Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, head of UNFPA

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We are deeply saddened to hear that Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, head of the UNFPA, has passed away. He was a lifelong champion for women and girls and a bold advocate for...


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