Support Us to End Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria
End Female Genital Mutilation Advocacy is a strategic and innovative approach that involves training youth, women, educators, health workers, community leaders and religious leaders as End FGM Advocates, empowering them with skills and resources to be at the forefront of combating female genital mutilation in Nigeria; starting from Imo, Ebonyi, and Osun.
The project seeks to promote societal dialogue and the empowerment of communities to act collectively to end the practice of FGM.
We have carried out the first phase of the project, with support from The Girl Generation and Pollination Project.
Launching of Red Card2FGM , a sustainability plan of End FGM Advocacy-supported by The Girl Generation
Training of 105 End FGM Advocates who carried out community projects that impacted over 10, 000 community members – supported by The Girl Generation
Training of over 100 people in Kuje supported by The Pollination Project
Through the activity, traditional rulers, religious leaders, youth, grassroots networks and those who have suffered from FGM will start speaking out and be at the forefront of eliminating this human rights abuse. More people will be actively involved in fostering actions against FGM.
“To cut off the sensitive sexual organ of a girl is directly against the honesty of nature, a distortion to her womanhood, and an abuse of her fundamental human right”- Joseph Osuigwe Chidiebere
LET'S RAISE ADVOCATES TO END IT
End FGM Advocacy is vital because there is so much work to do to end female genital mutilation, but few people are actively doing that.
There is urgent need to empower community members, educators, youth and health workers to foster actions against this practice.
To sustain the impact of the Six months End FGM Project we did in some part of Imo State (which was funded by www.thegirlgeneration.org), we launched Red Card To Female Genital Mutilation (Red Card2FGM)
Red Card2FGM Campaign is aimed at using the power of soccer and other types of sports to raise awareness on the need to abandon female genital mutilation, and encourage young people, especially women/girls to stand against the practice.
WHY RED CARD2FGM?
The idea of a red card was taken from the game of soccer, where it is given to a player that has made a dangerous tackle, or injured a fellow or has been offensive or abusive in some way. After being shown a red card, the player needs to leave the field. In the same way, the Red Card2FGM campaign wants to get rid of female genital mutilation.
It will involve the use of social change communication with sports to sensitize girls and boys about female genital mutilation.
This will be used to engage over 1000 schools in combating FGM and speaking out against the practice.