Female Genital Mutilation

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TNI helps Kenyan girls break the cycle of FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 11, 2018
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A few weeks ago 78 Kenyan girls were protected from undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM). This was thanks to front line activist Agnes Pareyio and…

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Deeqa, 10, died from FGM – help Galkayo Center save others

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 24, 2018
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Deeqa, 10, died from FGM – help Galkayo Center save others A 10-year-old girl, Deeqa Dahir Nuur, bled to death last week after undergoing female…

3 million girls are at risk of FGM

By Donor Direct Action | May 2, 2018
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During a recent medical examination 21 year old Sia found out that she had undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) as a young girl. Her genitalia…

Efua Dorkenoo Fund to End FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 12, 2018
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  Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a severe form of violence against girls and women which includes partial or total removal of the external female…

London activist unveils badge to herald beginning of end for FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 8, 2018
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London activist and FGM survivor Nimco Ali created the triangular brooch to mark the fact that ending the brutal practice is a tangible reality. The…

To end FGM, donors must trust women working on the frontlines

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 8, 2018
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Three countries with the highest prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) – Sierra Leone, Mali and Sudan – have yet to ban it. The harmful…

African women are ending FGM on the front lines

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 2, 2018
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A few years ago I personally witnessed a girl bleed to death after undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM) here in Kenya. It was a harrowing…

2018 Update on Ending FGM

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 1, 2018
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Read our 2018 Update on Ending FGM  

300 girls undergo FGM in Kenya

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 25, 2017
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You may have read reports that 300 girls have just undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in Kuria, Southern Kenya in recent weeks. I have fought for Kenyan…

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BBC World Service interviews Agnes Pareyio

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 28, 2016
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BBC World Service travelled to Narok, Kenya to interview Agnes Pareyio, founder of Donor Direct Action partner, Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative (TNI). Agnes is doing incredible…

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Work of Kenyan partner Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative is featured by BBC

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 18, 2016
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The BBC video features the rescue center and school run by Donor Direct Action partner Tasaru Ntomonok Iniative (TNI) for girls fleeing their families to escape female genital mutilation or forced marriage in the Maasai community of Kenya.

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FGM is a men’s issue too

By Donor Direct Action | May 17, 2016
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“The main reason why girls in Kenya undergo FGM is to increase their marriageability. If men said no to FGM, trust me, families wouldn’t get their girls cut,” says Kenyan farmer and community worker Tony Mwebia.