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Working together to stop FGM

Handeni, Tanzania

Amref Health Africa is working together with communities in Kenya and Tanzania to stop female genital mutilation. Help us now to end this harmful rite of passage!

M. Leonhardt from AMREF Deutschland e.V. (Geschäftsstelle Berlin) | 
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Help us now to protect girls in Kenya and Tanzania from female genital mutilation (FGM) – together with the communities we fight against FGM and for the girl's future! 
Although the practice of genital mutilation is officially forbidden in Kenya and Tanzania there are thousands of young women each year who undergo the ‚cut‘ to be considered a real woman. Girls and women who endured the brutal practice often suffer lifelong physical and psychological consequences like pain during sex, and severe, sometimes life-threatening complications in labour and childbirth. If we don’t do anything now, an estimated amount of 86 Million girls worldwide will be cut by 2030. For this reason Amref Health Africa has been working alongside the local population since 2008 to establish alternative rites of passage (ARP) and to open the door for young people to access sexual health services and knowledge of their rights. In this way young girls can grow into a woman without undergoing the dangerous, life-threatening and extremely painful ritual. Help us now to protect girls in Kenya and Tanzania from undergoing the ‘cut’! 
Updated at 18. March 2020