Indigenous Resource Management Organization (IREMO) is based in Marsabit county, in Northern Kenya. They strongly advocate against gender based violence which is as a result of cultural practices. The organization also supports women to be empowered economically through diversified livelihoods such as selling hand made crafts.
‘Hope 4 Young Girls Tanzania’ (H4YG) is a non- governmental, a non-profit organization which was established in 2011. The overall objective of the organization is to create awareness for young girls on child marriage, teenage pregnancies, HIV/AIDS and community at large to actively engage them in social issues. H4YG believes that investing in young girls, providing them with education, and empowering them with knowledge is the most effective, long-term strategy to end teenage pregnancy, child marriage, ignorance, fear and neglect, and to establish peace, stability, and prosperity in Tanzania.
SOS Children’s Villages UK is a member of SOS Children’s Villages International.
With a focus on vulnerable children, they work in 125 countries to enable families to create a safe and loving home. SOS Children’s Villages UK provide livelihood, parenting and psychosocial support in the community, reducing instances of child abandonment. They provide orphaned and abandoned children with a permanent and safe family home, headed by a specially trained ‘SOS mother’. The children move onto Youth Homes, which prepare them for adulthood. They also run medical centres, schools, kindergartens, colleges and vocational training centres.
The international advocacy work of SOS Children’s Villages strives to end violations of children’s rights and improve living conditions worldwide. In partnership with other federation members and CBOs, SOS UK is running two women’s rights projects aiming to reduce the prevalence of FGM; in Foni, The Gambia, and in Gabu, Guinea-Bissau
The Safeworld International Foundation (Safe World for Women) is an award-winning advocacy organisation and multicultural movement for social justice and equality. Safe World for Women provide a platform for writers to highlight issues affecting women and children around the world and also promote grassroots groups (Field Partners) working for women's empowerment and children's rights. The Field Partners that work with Safe World for Women are intrinsic to their outreach work, dealing directly with issues such as poverty, FGM, health-care, marginalisation, child marriage, and education.
Maternity Foundation is a Danish organisation that aims to reduce maternal and child mortality in developing countries. With the vision that no women should die giving life, Maternity Foundation works to capacitate the building of health facilities so health workers have the right skills to handle critical complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Maternity Foundation is rooted in medical clinical expertise in obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology and works in close collaboration with leading researchers and academics.
Maternity Foundation’s strategy is to become a leading innovator and catalyst for building maternal and new-born health in developing countries by offering expert services within training of health workers and Community Health Education, including on FGM, to national and international NGOs and the public health sector in developing countries.
Friends of Londiani support rural communities in Kenya to make lasting changes and improvements to their lives. Friends of Londiani works in partnership with the people of Londiani and its surrounding villages to develop and complete sustainable community projects, to enable and empower people to achieve an improved quality of life based on their values and become the authors of their own development.
Isuroon is a grassroots nonprofit organization working to promote the well-being and empowerment of Somali women in Minnesota and Somalia. Taking its name from a Somali word that means “woman who cares for herself,” Isuroon believe that empowering women is the key to building a thriving community. Education and community engagement are the core of their mission. They strive to combat gender inequality and the poverty, illness and social isolation it perpetuates.
Led by the very women they serve, their group has earned a trusted place in the community because of our cultural insight and collaborative approach. They cultivate new social networks to encourage conversation and concern about the well-being of Somali women and girls. They also improve the health literacy of Somali women and their families through health education support groups, workshops and community gatherings. They advocate changes in government policy to address the inequality that perpetuates poverty among Minnesota’s African immigrants.
St Peter’s Life-Line is a small, British grass-roots charity, founded by father and daughter, working pro bono with the community of St Peter’s Parish, Kajuki, in the Kenya. St Peter’s Life-line supports the education and feeding of impoverished and orphan children in the four parish schools of 700 children, and offers secondary and tertiary education scholarships. They have initiated and operate a burgeoning micro finance scheme with over 800 women participating, which over time will lift their families out of poverty. St Peter’s Life-line have run an educative and reactive Alternative Rite of Passage programme in the community over the past five years and estimate that they will see the end of FGM within the next two years in this very conservative tribal area.
The MATCH fund is a grant-making organization that funds women’s rights organizations in the global South to make lasting changes in the lives of women and girls. They support projects that dismantle barriers, change systems, challenge perceptions, and transform society. Changing the world for women has to start with helping them live through the realities they face today. However in order to make real progress, they must also find ways to change those very realities. That’s why The MATCH Fund is committed to helping women hold the ground they’ve gained, while they look for new ways to break ground in securing the human rights they deserve. It’s the very essence of what they do: HOLDING GROUND. BREAKING GROUND.
The RCOG works to improve health care for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s health care worldwide. 45% of our 12,000 members are overseas, many in countries where FGM is prevalent. The RCOG prides itself on the highest ethical and professional standards and believes that FGM is child abuse and an extreme form of violence against women and girls. It is committed to working with members and playing a part in encouraging the social change required to eradicate FGM.