Trust for London is an independent charitable foundation tackling poverty and inequality in the capital. It supports work providing greater insights into the root causes of London’s social problems and how they can be overcome; activities that help people improve their lives; and work empowering Londoners to influence and change policy, practice and public attitudes. Annually it provides around £7 million in grants, and at any one point it is supporting some 400 voluntary and community organisations.
The Trust co-funds the Tackling FGM Special Initiative, which supports community-based organisations in the UK to carry out FGM prevention work. This is in partnership with Rosa, the UK Fund for women and girls; Esmee Fairbairn Foundation; and Comic Relief. The Initiative has been active since 2010. For more information about the Initiative - http://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/policy-change/strategic-work-item/female-genital-mutilation/
Umoja development Organization [UDO] Was registered first as self help group in the year 2007 and in 2014 as a Community Based Organization [CBO], UDO is a non-profit organization in nature, non-political, non-denominational/religious, development oriented, equal participation, gender sensitive and observance to human rights, democracy and governance. UDO main purpose is to spearhead for the total abandonment of FGM/C IN West Pokot County through advocacy, sensitization, capacity development.
- To Advocate and campaign all forms of Gender Base violence
- To support Capacity development
- On gender rights
- Campaign SRH services
- peer mentorship training
- To encourage Social work and social change approaches for community support
Think Young Women (TYW) is a young women led non-profit organisation formed in 2010 and based in The Gambia. TYW aims at inspiring and assisting young women to achieve their individual needs and collective interest, leadership development and empowerment through capacity building, awareness raising, networking and mentorship. Our vision is ‘a new generation of enlightened young female leaders.’
Our programs champion transformational young women to learn, share their stories, and experiences, while inspiring them to move their ideas beyond local communities, national and out into the world. Emphasis is placed on nurturing and developing young women for local and global leadership and building bridges and a network of solidarity as seasoned women leaders serve as mentors.
Samburu Girls Foundation (SGF) is an organisation that rescues girls who are about to, or have been forced into underage marriages, FGM and beading (symbolizing engagement).
SGF has rescued over 200 girls and is sponsoring 170 girls to schools. After we rescue the girls, we give them full scholarships covering the cost of tuition, uniforms, books and transport. Three schools (in Kisumu, Eldoret, Kajiado and Nyahururu) have partnered with SGF to offer academic sponsorship for girls. During the holidays, many girls are unable to go home for fear of being ostracized or due to the nomadic nature of their culture and are housed in local temporary shelters by SGF. Upon assessing that the situation at home is calm for the girl, she and her family undergo a reconciliation programmer initiated by the SGF team.
After the acceptance of their child, the family and the girl become our agents of change in those communities. SGF also undertakes community outreach in partnership with local leaders to educate on the dangers of some of the cultural practices and the benefits of education for girls.
Young Beninese Leaders Association (YBLA) was started in 2010 by youth leaders. They focus on SRHR, gender equality, youth participation and leadership. They are part of regional and global networks advancing youth and women's rights, capacity building, mentoring through advocacy and intervention at the policy level.
Global Hands Gambia is an advocacy organisation established in The Gambia in 2013. Its intervention areas in health, education, environment, research and entrepreneurship to build the capacity of young people for change. The organisation is under the main umbrella Global Hands UK and has a hub in Manduar, Gambia.
Youth for Life Zimbabwe Trust works with young people on issues of ending child marriage, FGM, HIV/AIDS prevention and sexual reproductive health rights. They work in rural the communities of Sizinda and Lipinya in Victoria falls. They educate both boys and girls on the harmful effects of practices such as child marriage and FGM.