Hawa Aden, Executive Director of the Galkyo Education Center and a Donor Direct Action partner, reports from the front lines.
Those of us in the campaign against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) are glad that this issue is now on the agenda of policy makers in Somalia, according to Hawa Aden Mohamed, Director of the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development in Somalia. The Center is a partner of Donor Direct Action.
Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). But in Somalia, 98% of girls have been subjected to FGM. Many of these girls will lose their lives as a result – from hemorrhage, infection, or later in life during childbirth.
Our partner Hawa Aden, director of the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development (GECPD), is risking everything to end female genital mutilation in Somalia
Read the article in BuzzFeed News
Transforming Outrage into Action – Hawa’s Story The little girl’s father believed boys and girls should be educated, and he opposed female genital mutilation (FGM).…