This project is planned for 3 years, 2020-2022. It aims saving 3,300 girls from FGM and promote their Sexual Rights through information, training and advocacy activities. The choice of this theme as subjects of intervention is justified to the extent that its reduction contributes to the promotion of the Rights of the girl and the woman in particular. The project will be implemented in the 22 villages of the commune of Niamana.
Globally, Female Genital Mutilation affects more than 200 million of girls and women (UNICEF 2016). Mali is among countries the most affected by this scourge (91%). According to the Demographic and Health Survey (EDSM-V, 2013), among all the harmful traditional practices, FGM and excisions remain the most common with a prevalence rate of 69% among girls from 0 to 14 years old; 83% among girls aged 10 to 14 and 91% among women aged 15 to 49
The project will sove the problem by educating, informing the communities about the consequences of the practice of FGM on girls' life. And by doing advocacy toward authorities.
The project intend to train 46 field agents allowing them to undertake education sessions to bring communities to give up the practice of FGM. It is to be notice that the field agents will remain in the communities so they will continously educate communities.