FGM prevalance on women and girls crosses cultures, economic status and ethnicity.
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) can occur at any time is often rooted in long-term behaviours and attitudes.
Children and adults are educated about children’s safety through events and activities, which also give a platform for their voices to be heard.
We encourage young people to become youth champions and make a stand against FGM.
We empower girls and boys through activities, which challenge existing gender imbalances and actively engage with the wider community.
TRAINING AND SUPPORT
The effects of FGM on women and girls can be just as deep and far-reaching as any other form of violence.
We train professionals in the public and private sector about FGM and how to develop action plans to safeguard girls at risk in their respective settings.
We support women to become parent champions and community leaders against FGM, in addition to providing life skills, vocational training and other support.
We meet the needs of girls and women impacted by FGM by providing signposting for medical, legal and psychological support.
A survivor’s life will be changed through FGM, with ripples of the harmful effects reaching families, communities and nations.
We engage men and boys as allies and advocates to make sure they recognise and act upon their obligation to prevent and end FGM against girls and women.
We challenge social norms and harmful practices by working with faith leaders and communities to acknowledge and act upon gender injustices and negative practices such as FGM.