Stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Saying NO to the Cut

Amref Health Africa partners with communities in Kenya and Tanzania to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) through community-led ceremonies known as Alternative Rites of Passage.
 
As of 2017, 14,000 girls had gone through an Alternative Rite of Passage without FGM/C (also known as the Cut).
 
Students from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada visited a Maasai community in Kenya to find out why community members decided to replace FGM/C with an Alternative Rite of Passage. 
 
Watch this short video to see why this community is saying NO to the Cut

Our Global Vision to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting by 2030

Girls in Samburu, Kenya celebrate their Alternative Rites of Passagae graduation with no FGM

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

Another 3 million girls are at risk of undergoing FGM/C every year.

FGM/C: Violation of Human Rights

FGM/C is recognized internationally 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.

All 193 member states of the United Nations have committed to end FGM/C by 2030 as part of the global Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 5.3)

Our Vision for 2030: The Future We Want

Download our full vision statement to see how Amref Health Africa will partner with African girls, women, boys and men to end FGM/C by 2030.