Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM

by The Grandmother Project, Inc
Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM
Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM
Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM
Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM
Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM
Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM
Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM
Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM
Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM
Empowering Grandmother leaders to stop FGM
Aug 17, 2020

Grandmothers can help stop FGM

Grandmother Leaders support girls to stop FGM/C
Grandmother Leaders support girls to stop FGM/C

Due to the Coronavirus, schools in Velingara have been closed since mid-March and will not reopen until November. There are no distance learning opportunities, as most families do not even have a radio or schoolbooks. This situation puts girls at a higher risk for FGM, child marriage, teen pregnancy and drooping out of school.

 

Grandmothers play a role as guardians and transmitters of cultural norms and practices across Africa and in all contexts where FGM is practiced. In our approach, grandmothers are actively engaged, and they are given a central role in the process of abandonment.   Other community members who influence FGM directly or indirectly are also involved in GMP-supported activities, catalyzing community-wide dialogue to promote community-driven abandonment.

 

Grandmothers are fundamental to the socialization and education of girls. Thanks to the support of grandmothers, girls’ fundamental rights and well-being are championed both within their families and the communities in which they live.

Grandmothers can help change harmful traditions.
Grandmothers can help change harmful traditions.
Grandmothers ensure girls a safer, brighter future
Grandmothers ensure girls a safer, brighter future
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The Grandmother Project, Inc

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Judi Aubel
Chevy Chase, MD United States
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