ICA:UK

ICA:UK's mission is to enable people to bring about change in pursuit of a just and sustainable world for all. Informed by our values (shared responsibility, wholeness, a global perspective, constant learning, and making a difference) we seek to develop a culture of participation amongst the individuals, groups and organisations we target.
Mar 27, 2015

Final report

We have decided to close this fundraising effort as we have not been successful in raising sufficient funds to make the project go ahead.

Thank you to all of you who donated to this project. The good news is that ICA Cameroon, our partners in Cameroon, continue to work with the communities where this abuse is taking place and so any money that has been raised will be forwarded to them specifically to support this work. It will be used particularly to improve the quality of life for the young girls affected and to educate their parents, elders and other community members to stop these practices in future. So any donations will still have an impact.

For more information about ICA:UK's work in Africa please visit www.ica-uk.org.uk//african-partners/ 

Dec 30, 2014

Still fundraising

We are still fundraising for this project as we do not yet have sufficient funds to launch the programme. Both ICA Cameroon and the communities are ready and eager to get the project underway, but it is not possible until there is enough funding to begin work. The issue of breast ironing remains as relevant as ever in Loum, and young girls' lives continue to be affected by this cruel and ineffective practice.

With the media attention on ebola, some longer term and more pervasive diseases and traditions that cause ill-health and even death are being overlooked. This means that your support for this project is even more welcome and needed, and we would ask you to tell your friends of this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of many young girls (up to 1 in 4 girls are affected in Cameroon).

Oct 3, 2014

Getting going

We have just launched our campaign for funding for this project, waiting until after the summer break in Europe. The issue of breast ironing remains as relevant as ever in Loum, and young girls' lives continue to be affected by this cruel and ineffective practice. We are hoping that sufficient funds will be raised in the coming weeks to enable ICA Cameroon to start implementing this project with all the key people involved in continuing this tradition, using a combination of advocacy and education to change behaviours over time. In this way, the project will begin to change the lives of girls already affected, and to prevent others suffering in the same way.