Project Description

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION (FGM)

Another serious violation of the girl-child‘s rights is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This involves a number of traditional operations that involve the cutting of parts of the female genitalia or other injury to the female genitals, whether for cultural or other non-therapeutic (curative) purpose. This is usually performed during infancy, childhood or adolescence. FGM is female circumcision and it is a total violation of women‘s dignity and right to bodily integrity. The forceful nature of the act is akin to sexual violence. Thus, there is need for legislative change and advocacy to prevent FGM, and its adverse effects on the girl-child and young females.

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Girls & Women’s Empowerment Policy reform Advocacy
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Persons reached directly annually
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In Nigeria

Upcoming Events

GPI commemorates the World Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28 with safe space sensitisation campaign on menstrual health and hygiene.

Interactive sessions aimed at demystifying common beliefs on menstruation and improve menstrual hygiene are held.

Free menstrual pads are distributed to vulnerable girls.

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As long as girls are ignorant of their sexuality, human rights and health, none of us can truly rest. It doesn’t take much to change a life

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