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Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell to lead The Girl Generation

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The Girl Generation is delighted to announce that Dr Faith Mwangi-Powell, a long-time leader and campaigner for palliative care, women’s health and human rights, will join The Girl Generation as our new Global Director from 4th May 2015.

I am delighted to bring my leadership skills,...

Show them we care: the Day of the African Child 2015

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Today is the Day of the African Child, marking the nearly 40th anniversary of when thousands of black South African school children took to Soweto’s streets to protest against their inferior quality education.

In 1991, and in the spirit of fighting for the rights of African children, the...

The Girl Generation: Determined to stamp out FGM in African countries

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Afrika Reporter

“It is one of the leading non-governmental organisations that have been spear heading efforts to end FGM in Kenya and other African countries.

Launched December 2014 on the eve of international day of the girl child, The Girl Generation began with pioneering...

FGM in the SDGs - Take Action Now!

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Now is a crucial time in the movement to #endFGM, and your voice is more important than ever. At the end of this month, global leaders will come together to finalise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will form the framework for the post-2015 development agenda. We want to make sure...

Human rights campaigner appointed head of project to stamp out FGM

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London Evening Standard

“A leading human rights campaigner has been appointed to run a project to stamp out female genital mutilation.

Faith Mwangi-Powell will take over as the global director of The Girl Generation. It comes after the death in October of Efua Dorkenoo, who...

FGM’s place strengthened in the #GlobalGoals!

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Good news! According to the UN Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the SDG Indicators, the ‘relevant countries only' caveat has been removed from the FGM indicator (which details what will be measured and funded).

This is important because FGM is a global issue and is not limited to certain...

Watch this space: upcoming launch of The Girl Generation End FGM Grants Programme

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Today, The Girl Generation joins the global community to champion gender parity in marking International Women’s Day. Ending FGM is one critical step in achieving that goal. The Girl Generation is, therefore, delighted to announce the upcoming launch of our End FGM Grants Programme.

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New funding enables grassroots organisations in Africa to increase momentum towards ending FGM

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This month, The Girl Generation launched a new End FGM Grants Programme in Kenya.​

The programme, funded by the Human Dignity Foundation, provides much needed support to poorly resourced grassroots organisations working to end FGM in The Girl Generation's focal countries.​

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