Hope Foundation for African Women: Train Youth Ambassadors to End FGM

Hope Foundation for African Women: Train Youth Ambassadors to End FGM

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Hope Foundation for African Women: Train Youth Ambassadors to End FGM

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Hope Foundation for African Women aims to train 50 youth leaders to become Anti-FGM ambassadors in the Nyamira County to help end FGM in the region. 

The Problem

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights. It has no health benefits but many negative consquences including severe pain, infections, sexual problem, and complicatoins during childbirth. In the Nyamira County of Kenya, FGM has affected 84% of women, which is much higher than the national average of 21%. In the Nyamira province, FGM is even publicly celebrated, with the girls affected being openly paraded down the streets. Despite FGM ostensibly being illegal in the country, further efforts are needed to end the practice.

The Solution

The Hope Foundation for African Women is committed to training 50 youth leaders from the 5 major Nyamira counties in order to reduce the prevalence of FGM in the area. The youth represent the region's best hope to change its mindset on GFM. The Anti-FGM ambassadors will initiate dialogue in their provinces and will be tasked with reaching over 2000 additional children and youth. By empowering the youth to take control of their own destiny, the Hope Foundation for African Women hopes to eradicate FGM from future generations.

Stage of Development

Early Stage

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