Collectif Vivre Ma Vie

The Collective Living My Life is a movement of young girls from all backgrounds, all aged under 30. It is a local movement in Northern Burkina Faso but also has representatives in neighboring countries (Mali, Niger & Ivory Coast). The movement was born in 2012 and has its roots in different social upheavals taking place in the sub region. In the sub region FGM is common and the population is very vulnerable due to intense internal movements and religious conservatives. The current political upheavals in Burkina Faso are an opportunity for the movement to lay solid foundations and advocate to end the practice of FGM throughout the Sahel. The Collective Living My Life amplifies the voices of victims and strengthens the capacities of girl’s activism groups to break taboos and barriers and permanently break the cycle of FGM.

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