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Moi qui suis une fille

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Par Aminata Badiane Thioye

Je me retrouve hantée par un certain nombre d’interrogations, des questions que je me pose et que je vous pose : pourquoi les jeunes filles et les femmes souffrent - elle plus que les garçons et les hommes ?

Sommes-nous prédestinées à la souffrance et à...

End FGM grant funds health fair in the Gambia

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Earlier this month, our grants programme funded local NGO Your Change For a Change to hold a reproductive health fair in the town of Soma....

Gambian youth come together for conference to tackle FGM

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The Guardian

“They call the Gambia the smiling coast, and as 100 young people from across the country poured into the Paradise Suites Hotel in Kololi beach on Wednesday, it was easy to see why.

They came from all corners of the nation – girls and boys, rural and urban, in school...

What do you do when a cultural practice proves harmful? 1200 girls celebrate womanhood in mass Alternative Rite of Passage ceremony

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Loitokktok, Kenya, 28 th August 2015

Known as fierce warriors, the Masai and Samburu are a people who are continually trying to preserve their traditional or cultural heritage, in an increasingly changing world. Such heritage is underscored by various practices - one of which includes...

International Youth Day 2015 Call to Action from Nigeria

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It has been some months since the bill outlawing Female Genital Mutilation was assented to by the immediate past president of Nigeria. It has also been one year since the first ever Girl Summit and #YouthforChange event in London 2014.

What can we say we have achieved and specifically,...

What can young people do to end FGM in Nigeria?

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Nearly 20 million women and girls in Nigeria have undergone FGM. In 2015, there was a landmark ban on FGM in Nigeria, and the international community has prioritised ending FGM in the new Global Development Goals under Goal 5 – to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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Free Falling in Samburu: The journey to a safehouse

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By Newsha Tavakolian

On a hilltop near Maralal in northern Kenya, in an empty hut, 11-year-old Eunice sat on her muddy bed covered with cow hide. The only...

Together to end FGM across Nigeria

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The Girl Generation member Kolawole Adelekan, Adaku Chidinma and End FGM Ambassador Uzomba Chiamaka were part of this high level meeting to eliminate FGM in Nigeria.

Together we gathered in Abuja: ministries, departments, agencies, civil society organisations, all united in their goal to...

My time at the African Girls' Summit

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Amina Alliy Mtengeti is a 23-year-old youth activist who uses social media as a tool to advocate and raise awareness on issues such as gender and peace.

She works with the Child Dignity Forum in Tanzania on media advocacy, and delivers girls’ empowerment programmes on issues such as...

16 Days– Activists around the world come together to end violence against women and girls

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The 16 Days of Activism is an international movement led by the UN that takes place between 25 November to 10 December every year.

This 16 Days, campaigns to end FGM and all forms of violence against women took off across the African continent and beyond.

This year, the theme was...

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