Female Genital Mutilation

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Anti-FGM Activist Agnes Pareyio makes history!

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 6, 2023

Today in celebration of FGM Zero Tolerance Day we wanted to highlight a true history-maker and trailblazer, Agnes Pareyio, founder of Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative whose tireless work has saved many young women from the horrors of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Thoughts from Aminata on International Day of the Girl

By Frontline Women's Fund | Oct 11, 2022
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From loss of education in Afghanistan to FGM in Sierra Leone and sex trafficking in Nepal today’s girls continue to face some of the worst forms of violence and discrimination. On this International Day of the Girl, let us remember that girls are leaders, revolutionaries, and change-makers.

Another girl dies from FGM in Sierra Leone

By Frontline Women's Fund | Sep 10, 2022

In February 2022 for International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM we shared with you the story of 21-year-old Maseray Sei who bled to death in a Bondo Bush in Sierra Leone after her clitoris was cut.

FGM Zero Tolerance Day – Remembering Maseray Sei

By Frontline Women's Fund | Feb 6, 2022

Today is FGM Zero Tolerance Day. We hear of cases but don’t even really know how many girls die from genital mutilation – commonly from hemorrhage or infection.

Efua Dorkenoo, Meryl Streep, and Gloria Steinem

Together we can end FGM!

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 6, 2021

Together we can end FGM! Efua Dorkenoo (1949-2014), shown here with Meryl Streep and Gloria Steinem, was one of the visionary founders of the movement…

Somali girl opponent of FGM

Help Stop the Medicalization of FGM in Somalia

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 1, 2020
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Help Stop the Medicalization of FGM in Somalia As in most countries around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the suffering of women and…

Story of Joy: A 12-year old girl rescued by Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative in Kenya

By Frontline Women's Fund | May 5, 2020
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  We are celebrating the recent news that Sudan has now banned female genital mutilation (FGM). This is a great victory that will no doubt…

This Feb 6th You Can Protect Girls From Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

By Frontline Women's Fund | Feb 6, 2020
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Donor Direct Action FGM Fund Grantees On January 30, 2020, 12 year-old Nada Hassan Abdel-Maqsoud bled to death at a private clinic in Manfalout, Egypt…

This Giving Tuesday Remember Front-Line Women’s Organizations!

By Frontline Women's Fund | Dec 3, 2019
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    This holiday season as you plan your year-end giving I hope you will remember the many strong and effective front-line women’s organizations around…

You can help Kenyan girls fleeing FGM get an education

By Frontline Women's Fund | Sep 20, 2019
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As schools reopen for the new academic year this month, we have good news to share with you from Kenya. With your support, our partner…

Support women who are stopping FGM on the front lines

By Frontline Women's Fund | Feb 6, 2019
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Last year our partners in Sierra Leone and Somalia worked on getting international attention to the deaths of several young girls caused by female genital…

10-year-old girl dies in Sierra Leone after FGM

By Frontline Women's Fund | Dec 19, 2018
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Ten year old Marie Kamara died yesterday after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of a secret society initiation ceremony in the Tonkololi District…