FGM Fund

by Equality Now
Vetted

Summary

This project supports 25 grassroots groups in 18 countries working to end female genital mutilation (FGM), a human rights violation that can have devastating consequences, including death.
$1,050
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

The World Health Organziation estimates that 130-140 milllion women and girls have been subjected to FGM. Two million girls every year (6,000 per day) are at risk. FGM can have lifelong health implications that may include chronic infection, psychological trauma, and severe pain during urination, menstruation, sexual intercourse and childbirth. Some girls die from the cutting, usually as a result of bleeding or infection. Used to control women's sexuality, FGM denies women equality.

Solution

The FGM Fund mobilizes financial, technical and political support to raise awareness about FGM and work for legal protection. Activities include: alternative rites of passage, workshops, media outreach, advocating for laws, and peer education.

Long-Term Impact

The program will support the efforts of 25 grassroots groups that have the potential to affect millions of girls and women. The work will positively impact women's health and economics as FGM can lead to early marriage and an abrupt end to schooling.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​equalitynow.org

Organization Information

Equality Now

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.equalitynow.org
Project Leader:
Catherine Brandli
Director of Development
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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