Help us support more girls so that they can live a life without FGM
FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) remains a brutal fact of life for the majority of girls in the Pokot Region of Kenya. Since 2010, we have been working with girls, their families and their communities to help them build futures without FGM and stigma, and full of opportunity and hope. .
Beyond FGM and our sister Kenyan charity Centre for Indigenous Child Rights have pioneered a unique and successful model of community engagement, creating an Alternative Rite of Passage for girls as they enter puberty. To date, we have supported over 6000 girls to turn away from FGM, to stay in education, and to understand their rights.
This autumn, we are asking for your urgent help to be able to deliver this focused support to girls, in the month before the main 'cutting season' in December. We are able to carry on working in Kenya but due to school closures as a result of COVID many girls are now at risk of FGM and forced early marriage.
Our vision is a world free from female genital mutilation.
Our mission is to work with African midwives, young girls and their families, to help empower and educate all those involved in female genital mutilation, to help change their views and change the future of young women.
Watch our award winning film by The Guardian as part of their Global Media Campaign to end FGM and abandon the knife