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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...

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...

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...

I am a girl

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I find myself surrounded by questions. Questions I ask myself and want to ask you: why do girls and women always suffer more than boys and men? Are we destined to pain and suffering, for no reason other than being female?

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...

Gender is My Agenda – is it yours?

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Our End FGM Ambassador Peter attended the Gender is My Agenda (GIMAC) summit at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, playing his part in ensuring that ending FGM was front and centre of the discussion.

Every year at the African Union, heads of state and their...

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...

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