The Wallace Global Fund Mid Year Report 2021

This first support from Wallace Global Fund has driven us at Initiative For Girls’ Rights and Health Development-IGRHD to acquire more positive results in our commitments to weaken harmful social and cultural practices affecting girls and women such as Female Genital Mutilation. Lots of internal restructuring and adjustments within the organization have been done asides from the numerous anti-FGM projects that were carried out.

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Children are not aware that they have undergone FGM, Nasarawa state,Nigeria

Eight years ago secondary school teacher Lois Tofunmi Aderomose started an organisation called Goodnews club Philippians mission. This mission centre is located in Mararaba, Nasarawa state in Nigeria. The organisation enrolls 100 children every Sunday, giving them a place to learn and become healthy, responsible individuals, despite the potential struggles at home.

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Understanding FGM in Nigeria

Campaigners in Nigeria are spread out all over the country. This report highlights the key challenges that each region or county faces, the type of FGM that takes place, and a few action points for moving forward.

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The Dangers of Being an FGM campaigner and how the Media offers a safer platform for campaigners to raise their voices

Do we get to see the real-life of a campaigner? The past few weeks we have been collecting stories about the dangers of campaigning against FGM in Africa. GMC works with campaigners across Africa including The Gambia, Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Ethiopia, Guinea, Mali.

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Mental Health Expert talks about the impact FGM has on girls, Ondo State, Nigeria

Ireti Adesida is an anti-FGM campaigner who is spreading the word against FGM through media outlets in Ondo State, Nigeria. Ireti has been especially present on this issue over the past few weeks as Easter time is known to be a time where many girls go through FGM.

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