Our project is located primarily in the east and south of the country, where the proportion of women and girls that have undergone FGC is as high as 95%.
Over 95% of women and girls in our target communities undergo unnecessary cutting of the female genitalia. There are no medical, religious or sanitary reasons for this harmful and painful practice. We’re working to make sure future generations of girls can escape this cruel practice by raising awareness of the harm it causes.
– We work with local health workers and the Regional Department of Health to provide psychological and specialist medical treatment for women experiencing complications as a result of FGC, in particular during childbirth.
– We financially support women to attend regional hospitals for specialist treatment as many cannot afford the cost of transport and accommodation while in hospital.
– We work in partnership with other actors to lobby for the enforcement of national legislation criminalising FGC.
– We train police officers, prosecutors and judges to improve their understanding of FGC and the need for the ethical handling of reported cases.