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Our vision to end FGM/C by 2030

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The challenge The World Health Organization defines Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as Female Genital Cutting (FGC), as the ‘partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons’. Globally, more than 200 million girls and women in 30 countries have undergone FGM/C according to a statistical report published ahead of the United Nations’ 2016 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation1. If the current trend continues, the number of girls and women subjected to FGM/C will increase significantly over the next 15 years. The international community has resolved not to let this happen. Sustainable Development Goal number 5 (SDG5), ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ includes a target to ‘eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation by 2030’. Meeting this SDG target will be a crucial global achievement because, according to Amref Health Africa, FGM/C causes serious medical complications, such as extreme pain, excessive bleeding, wound infection, maternal and newborn complications, and sometimes death. FGM/C also leads to major setbacks for women in society – girls drop out of school and are forced into early marriage, often with much older men, cutting short their enormous potential. At the same time, in some communities in Africa, FGM/C is regarded as an important tradition, a rite of passage from girlhood to womanhood. The tradition can be seen as a

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marker for strength and honor for instance, or as a religious obligation. In some communities, female circumcision is linked to marriageability, as is the case with the Maasai and the Samburu communities in Kenya and Tanzania.

For Amref Health Africa, there is no ‘less harmful form of FGM/C’ – there is simply NO FGM/C No matter the intentions behind FGM/C, the practice is internationally recognized as a violation of human rights. Amref Health Africa views FGM/C as a gross violation and subjugation of women and girls that enforces violence, early marriage as well as underage pregnancies and denies young girls the right to achieve their full potential.

Amref Health Africa began in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa to provide critical medical assistance to remote communities in East Africa. Today, Amref Health Africa has expanded to become the leading African health organization, partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems in more than 30 African countries. With over half a century of experience in delivering healthcare and building health systems in Africa, we partner with those at the heart of communities, particularly women and children, to bring about lasting health change.

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Our vision – the future we want

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FGCeducation, prevalence USE MOBILE BUILD CAPACITY RAISE AWARENESS PROMOTE CONTINUE gender equality. and Rights (SRHR): Our approach dropped from 45%will to incorporate Only 10% of the FOR ALL (FROM ALL of uncircumcised girls Our strategy a TECHNOLOGY THROUGH EDUCATION AND EXPAND 14% of unmarried population in the want ALTERNATIVE FGC to stop TO FOLLOW UP SECTORS) STRATEGIC MEDIA AND CURRICULUM strong SRHR element to girlsincrease between the girls’ ages knowledge AND REACH MORE PARTNERSHIPS ADAPTATION RITES OF PASSAGE communities is 47.9% As a result COMMUNITIES of 10 and 24 (ARP)* in favour of FGC ENDING ACCESS TO SEXUAL MATERNAL GENDER and understanding of their rights, particularly theirseeEDUCATION of the Morans continuing CHILD MARRIAGE FOR GIRLS AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EQUALITY their ideal marriage HEALTH ANDHealth RIGHTS Africa has more than a decade of right to protection against14% harmful practices. Young Amref partner as educated,people up from 20.9% ARPs (both boys and girls) will be given the information,Communities promoting experience in addressing harmful traditional practices 94.9% CONTINUE USE MOBILE BUILD CAPACITY RAISE AWARENESS PROMOTE FGC prevalence Our strategy knowledge and skills to make informed and meaningful that affect girls and proven the success of its antiSamburu (Kenya) TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL has (FROM ALL THROUGH EDUCATION dropped from 45% to of the of uncircumcisedAND girlsEXPANDOnly 10% TO FOLLOW UP SECTORS) STRATEGIC MEDIA AND CURRICULUM ALTERNATIVE 14% ofregarding unmarried population in the work through the want FGC to stop Loitokitok (Kenya) Rites of Passage decisions their reproductive health. FGM/C Alternative AND REACH MORE PARTNERSHIPS ADAPTATION RITES OF Endthe FGC by 2030 Amref Health Africa wants to eradicate FGCPASSAGE in sub-Saharan Africa byis2030. This will have direct Magadi (Kenya) girls between ages communities 47.9% COMMUNITIES positive effects on issues related to FGC, including: (ARP)* of 10 and 24 in favour of FGCmodel. To date, more (ARP) than 16,000 girls in Kenya and Kilindi (Tanzania) of the Morans see continuing marriage n  Tanzania have undergone an Alternative Rite of Passage, Education for all: Many their girlsideal drop out of school 14% partner as educated, maintainsRAISE all AWARENESS of the cultural after undergoing FGM/C because theyCONTINUE are up from 20.9% Communities promoting USEcelebrations MOBILE BUILD CAPACITY PROMOTEARPs which TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL (FROM ALL THROUGH EDUCATION AND EXPAND With support from: And the countless number of heroes, men and but women, surrounding a girl’s transition to womanhood forced to marry. Having to abandon education TO FOLLOW UPelimination of FGC SECTORS) STRATEGIC MEDIA AND CURRICULUM ALTERNATIVE day in and day out push for full Samburuwho (Kenya) AND REACH MORE PARTNERSHIPS ADAPTATION RITES OF PASSAGE in their communities. without FGM/C.GENDER Listening to the demand from at a young age undermines choices andACCESS TO SEXUAL ENDING girls’ life EDUCATION MATERNAL (ARP)* Loitokitok (Kenya) COMMUNITIES CHILD MARRIAGE FOR GIRLS AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EQUALITY End FGC by 2030 Amref Health Africa wants to eradicate FGC in sub-Saharan AfricaMagadi by 2030.(Kenya) This willgovernments, have direct African Diaspora in Europe and North opportunities, and can trap them in a cycle of poverty. HEALTH AND RIGHTS positive effects on issues related to FGC, including: Kilindi (Tanzania) America, FGM/C-practicing communities in Africa and Communities promoting ARPs Our strategy n  affected girls, Amref Health Africa seeks to broaden the Maternal health: The majority of girls and scope of our current ARP-projects. women who undergo FGM/C face difficulties Samburu (Kenya) With support from: Loitokitok (Kenya) And the countless number of heroes, men and women, during pregnancy and delivery, contributing to who day in and day out push for full elimination of FGC *

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End FGC by 2030

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Advocacy in Africa Amref Health Africa is well positioned to address the issue of FGM/C from a policy With support from: And the countless number of USE heroes, men and women, MOBILE RAISE AWARENESS BUILD CAPACITY PROMOTE CONTINUE perspective. Key to ourEDUCATION work is theFOR close who day in and day out push for full elimination of FGC TECHNOLOGY THROUGH ALL (FROM ALL AND EXPAND in their communities. TO FOLLOW UP STRATEGIC MEDIA SECTORS) AND CURRICULUM ALTERNATIVE cooperation that we have established with AND REACH MORE PARTNERSHIPS ADAPTATION RITES OF PASSAGE COMMUNITIES (ARP)* local governments. As a result we have good relationships with important policy makers, at local, regional and national levels. It is key Communities promoting ARPs that these politicians include issues related to FGM/C on their Samburu (Kenya) political agenda, especially when it comes to local politicians Loitokitok (Kenya) Magadi (Kenya) who often have close relationships to communities where Kilindi (Tanzania) FGM/C is practiced. Furthermore, we work closely with for instance the Anti-FGM Board in Kenya and are well connected to the global platform Girls Not Brides. We will keep political With support from: And the countless number of heroes, men and women, and law enforcement authorities accountable who day in and dayin out discharging push for full elimination of FGC in their communities. their duties in protecting and enforcing the law. Part of our strategy will be to identify relevant existing initiatives on anti-FGM/C and seek opportunities to align and mutually enforce each other’s work. Advocacy beyond Africa FGM/C is a global human rights violation which exists also in Europe and in the Northern Countries. If we consider Europe only, each year 180,000 girls and women are estimated to be at risk of FGM/C and Europe is home to an estimated 500,000 women and girls living the consequences of FGM/C. Amref, with its strong expertise in Africa, can play a relevant role in advocating for placing FGM/C high on the European and international agenda and to gain the attention of

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Amref Health Africa envisions a continent free of Female Genital Cutting (FGC), where girls are empowered to continue their education and become the women of their dreams. Our achievements

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Medicalization of FGM/C Amref Health Africa is against the medicalization of constitution; anti-FGC bylaws approved in Kilindi (TZ); FGM/C – the perspective put forward some that a anti-FGC act approved in Kajiado (KE) 5.4 by million people in Kenya and Northern +30 ARP through the n its use as a platform to stop surgical ‘nick’ performed by a trained health worker FGM/C Tanzania were reached throughisa the ceremonies local FM radio 90,000 Amref Health Africa envisions a continent ofprogramme Female Genital best solution to avoiding the harmfulfree effects of FGM/C – creation of public awareness on the FGM/C issues, girls, boys, morans, parents, Cutting (FGC), where girls are empowered to continue their More girls are cultural elders and other becauseand it fails to recognize theoffundamental community members educated education become the women their+400 dreams. fact that staying in school traditional birth attendants on the effects of FGC and n sending FGM/C in any form is a violation of human rights, as risks of FGC importance out behaviour changetrained communication trained on the health of education +850 peer educators Our achievements outlined by the UN. Those who support medicalization also messages directly to the targeted communities, * Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) is one of Amref Health Africa’s innovative community-driven approaches to eliminate FGC and celebrates the cultural transition from girl into womanhood - through education, not the cut. fail to recognize the severe shortage of health workers in * girlscountries. transitioned to Health womanhood through n training gate keepers and focal persons at the many African Amref Africa does not ARP , without the As cut a result believe that limited funds for Human Resources for Health community and health facility levels to equip them Legislation to end FGC should beBan diverted training of FGC andto early marriage health in the newcare Maa workers to carry with the right information and skills to tackle FGM/C, constitution; anti-FGC bylaws approved in Kilindi (TZ); out any form of FGM/C, particularly when thousands of anti-FGC act approved in Kajiado (KE) 5.4 million 94.9% FGC prevalence people in Kenya and Northern n help women because of coordinate andoftrack progress with dropped from 45% to +30 ARP Only 10% the of uncircumcised girlsthe effort Tanzania were reached through a die daily in these same communities 14% of unmarried ceremonies population in the want FGC to stop local FM radio programme 90,000 lack of access to skilled care during pregnancy and delivery. our FGM/C campaign. communities is girls, boys, morans, parents,girls between the ages 47.9%

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More girls are of 10 and 24 cultural elders and other of the Morans see community members educated staying in school their ideal marriage on the effects of FGC and importance of education partner as educated, peer educators trained

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14% To reach real scale and significantly impact the goal to +850 up from 20.9% eradicate FGM/C, the use of ICTs will therefore be entrenched decision and policy makers, thus working towards a global * Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) is one of Amref Health Africa’s innovative community-driven approaches to eliminate FGC and celebrates the cultural transition from girl into womanhood - through education, not the cut. in Amref Health Africa’s FGM/C eradication strategy. movement against FGM/C. Becoming ‘the African voice on issues of FGM/C’ will open up new avenues for fundraising End FGC by 2030 Amref Health Africa wants to eradicate FGC in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. This will have direct As a result positive ects on issues related to FGC, including: and partnerships. Important to note here is that foreffadvocacy Join the movement! and awareness raising initiatives we will make use of both the Strategic partnerships and alliances with relevant FGM/C- and FGM-term, using FGM/C as predominant, yet not organizations working in the human rights and gender 94.9% FGC prevalence exclusive, as for instance the 2030 SDG Agenda makes equality fields are fundamental if we want to succeed in dropped from 45% to Only 10% of the of uncircumcised girls 14% of unmarried population in the want FGC to stop with all reference to FGM. To ensure alignment existing our mission to eradicate FGM/C by 2030. Amref Health girls between the ages communities is 47.9% ENDING EDUCATION ACCESS TO SEXUAL MATERNAL GENDER of 10 andinitiatives 24 in favour of FGC we will use the term forCHILD FGM/C that is most fit in AND REPRODUCTIVE Africa will therefore existing partnerships and MARRIAGE FOR GIRLS HEALTHexpand on EQUALITY of the Morans see continuing HEALTH AND RIGHTS theircontext. ideal marriage seek new partnerships with relevant stakeholders on 14%that specific partner as educated, up from 20.9% community, national and international level, who are also Our strategy committed to end FGM/C by 2030. Education and curriculum development As an example, in early 2016, Amref Health End FGC by 2030 Amref Health Africa wants to eradicate FGC in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030. This will have direct Africa successfully advocated with the positive eff ects on issues related to FGC, including: Kenya Anti-FGM Board, Ministry of Public We all haveUSE a MOBILE role to play BUILD CAPACITY RAISE AWARENESS PROMOTE CONTINUE Service, Youth and Gender Affairs, Ministry TECHNOLOGY FOR ALL (FROM ALL THROUGH EDUCATION AND EXPAND to end by TO FOLLOW UP 2030. SECTORS) STRATEGIC MEDIA FGM/C AND CURRICULUM ALTERNATIVE of Education, and the Kenya Institute AND REACH MORE PARTNERSHIPS ADAPTATION RITESof OF PASSAGE COMMUNITIES Interested to join the movement? (ARP)* Curriculum Development (KICD) to incorpoENDING EDUCATION ACCESS TO SEXUAL MATERNAL GENDER Please get in touch with us and see and early marriage content CHILD MARRIAGE rate anti-FGM/C FOR GIRLS AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH EQUALITY HEALTH AND RIGHTS Communities promoting ARPs how to get involved in the new national education curriculum. trained on the health risks of FGC

Our strategy

Technology Magadi (Kenya) Nowadays, more households in developing countries own a mobile phone than have access to electricity or clean water. The USE MOBILE BUILD CAPACITY AWARENESS PROMOTE CONTINUE numberEDUCATION of internetFOR users has moreRAISE than TECHNOLOGY ALLWith (FROM ALLfrom: THROUGH AND EXPAND support TO FOLLOW UP SECTORS) STRATEGIC MEDIA AND CURRICULUM ALTERNATIVE tripledADAPTATION in a decade – from 1 billion in 2005 to AND REACH MORE PARTNERSHIPS RITES OF PASSAGE COMMUNITIES (ARP)* an estimated 3.2 billion at the end of 2015.

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Our niche Samburu (Kenya) n E xpert knowledge of FGM/C as a rite of passage to womanhood. Loitokitok (Kenya) Magadi (Kenya) n Distinctive position of promoting lasting health change by working primarily through women and girls to achieve change Kilindi (Tanzania) in communities and our established strengths in sexual reproductive health and rights and maternal, newborn, adolescent and child health. n E xperience creating community partnerships through community systems strengthening and social mobilization, with a And the countless number of heroes, men and women, who day in and dayboys out pushand for full elimination of FGC hold significant power. special focus on involving men who in their communities. n Strengthening the health workforce.

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Our Vision to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C) by 2030  

Globally, more than 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM, also known as Female Genital Cutt...

Our Vision to End Female Genital Mutilation (FGM/C) by 2030  

Globally, more than 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM, also known as Female Genital Cutt...

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