Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation

by Global Roots
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Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation
Rescue Maasai Girls from Female Genital Mutilation

Summary

Global Roots is dedicated to making a significant impact by addressing the plight of young Maasai girls in Kenya who are trapped in the cycle of FGM. We provide these girls with shelter, education, and support, empowering them to break free from fear and reclaim their rights. By offering a safe haven and educational opportunities, we equip them with the tools they need to build a brighter future. Our efforts aim to disrupt the cycle of suffering and create lasting in the lives of these girls.

$80,000
total goal
$28,858
remaining
78
donors
2
monthly donors
10
years

Challenge

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a terrifying issue among young Maasai girls in Kenya, deeply rooted in cultural beliefs and norms. It involves the partial or total removal of female genitalia, often without consent, in unhygienic conditions. This horrifying practice jeopardizes girls' lives and futures, perpetuating gender inequality. While the Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Act (2011) criminalizes FGM, enforcement remains challenging.

Solution

Our project provides tangible solutions to combat the pressing issue of FGM. We offer support such as shelter, education, and guidance, enabling at-risk girls to escape the harms of FGM. By safeguarding and equipping them with the necessary resources, we instill confidence and empower them to pursue their goals. Our approach disrupts the perpetuation of harmful cultural practices, fostering sustainable change in their lives and promoting a future free from the threat of FGM.

Long-Term Impact

By supporting girls affected by FGM, we aim to break the cycle of this harmful practice, leading to a reduction in its prevalence over time. Through empowerment and education, we strive to empower future generations of women to advocate for their rights and pursue their aspirations. Our approach addresses immediate dangers of FGM and the underlying social and cultural factors that perpetuate it. Ultimately, our goal is to contribute to a future where girls are free from the harms caused by FGM.

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Organization Information

Global Roots

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Rick Montgomery
Portland , OR United States
$51,142 raised of $80,000 goal
 
398 donations
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