Mojatu Foundation is located at 167 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, NG7 3JR, UK. Mojatu Foundation is a social enterprise that operates in Nottingham and Berkshire in the UK and has partnerships locally, nationally and internationally. They publish Mojatu magazines, engage in tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and run Kutambua e-learning project. They also design, print and undertake media services and also organise and manage community and cultural awareness and engagement events. They are committed to transforming individuals and communities through media, education, training and health initiatives thus empowering and raising their aspirations. They are extensively engaged in tackling FGM and empowering girls and women by giving them a platform, connection and networking opportunities where they are able to enhance their skills and competencies, earn income, tell their own stories and engage in community and economic activities thereby becoming economically empowered and socially engaged.
The Girls’ Agenda is a youth led movement in The Gambia created in 2011 by the young and for the young. It is engaged in the advocacy of promoting the reproductive health concerns of girls and women by demanding for investments in health and education of girls and eliminating harmful traditional practices such as FGM and child marriage.
Young women who had all under-gone some form of violence committed to advancing women and girls’ interests through the establishment of this grassroots movement. Since then, the organization exists to serve women and girls’ needs by advocating for the respect of their rights and communicating their needs to responsible government and private institutions.
Wadada is a vibrant young women-led non-governmental organisation founded in 2011 by Kivulini Women’s Rights Organization through its Youth Engagement Programme aiming to empower young girls to advocate for their own rights to live free from sexual abuse and exploitation. The word “Wadada” means ‘sisters on solidarity’.
Wadada’s intention is to strengthen the capacities of young girls (in/out of school) with appropriate knowledge and skills to defend their human rights and to live free from sexual abuse and exploitation using a ‘Solution Focused Approach’ that emphasizes that an individual has a solution and the ability to direct oneself in life.
Y2Y Movement is a youth led, non-government organization based in Mwanza, Tanzania. Y2Y empowers young people, especially girls, aged 11 to 30 to take a lead in violence prevention, job creation and environmental sustainability whilst ensuring their meaningful participation in decision making processes and structures.
VACDF is a registered Charity in Scotland which uses the African culture and arts to stimulate interest in creative performances (Art, Dance, Drama, Music and Storytelling) of African origin among youths and other interest group in Scotland. VACDF serves as a platform for inclusion and community cohesion in Scotland. VACDF projects enable communities to develop leisure, recreational, educational and other areas of opportunity that build local capacity and skills among individuals and other community groups in a viable and sustainable manner.
The Inter-African Committee on traditional practices affecting the health of women and children (IAC)
The Inter-African Committee on traditional practices affecting the health of women and children (IAC) is an African regional umbrella body that has been working on policy programmes and actions to stop FGM in the African Region for the last 28 years. It was formed by African delegates to a seminar organised by a United Nations NGO Working Group on Traditional Practices based in Geneva, with the support of UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO and the Ministry of Health of Senegal. It was formed at a time when female genital mutilation was a highly controversial and a ‘sensitive’ issue for discussion and there was a critical need for an African regional voice in an international campaign against FGM.
The mission of IAC is an African Region free of female genital mutilation and gender related harmful practices. Its two main objectives are to:
- prevent and eliminate traditional practices that are harmful to or impede the health, human development and rights of women and girls and advocate for care for those who suffer the health consequences of harmful practices;
- promote and support those traditional practices that improve and contribute to the health, human development and rights of women and children.
The headquarters of IAC is in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where it is registered as a non profit organisation and it has a liaison office in Geneva. The IAC has national chapters, referred to as national committees, in 29 African countries. The IAC links to African population groups in the diaspora through its many affiliates throughout the world (Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Canada, USA, New Zealand, Japan).
LCI is an organisation focused on elimination of violence and empowerment of the girl child. They help bring out the abilities of the girl child, make them understand their worth and help them maximise their potentials. Their scope: conferences, seminars, campaigns, community and school outreach.
Still A Mum Trust is a non-profit organization established in 2015 to support women and families dealing with miscarriages, stillbirth and infant loss.
Still A Mum comes from a desire to celebrate women who have lost babies and affirm them that they are still mothers despite their loss.
Their work is in two areas:
- Supporting the affected – they offer support and counseling through phone, email/social media messages, one on one sessions as well as group sessions. They have an ongoing support group that meets every two weeks.
- Public awareness - to encourage society to be a support system to these women they demystify myths associated with pregnancy and infant loss.