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    MISSION
    We envision a Nigeria where women and girls are free from all forms of gender-based violence, in particular Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), and where girls and women are empowered to be actors of change and contribute to educated, healthy and skilled communities.
    WHERE WE WORK
    Ebonyi State
    Ekiti State
    Imo State
    Osun State
    Oyo State

     

    VISION
    To contribute to the abandonment of FGM/C and other forms of violence against women and girls through accelerating positive change towards a social norm of not cutting girls by Youth Advocates of diverse organisations, duty bearers, rights holders and affected communities.

    CORE VALUES

    Respect and promotion of human rights and gender equality
    Active participation of rights holders and duty bearers in decision-making and activities
    Ownership by members (individuals and organisations)
    Accountability, integrity, transparency and professionalism in all its work
    Solidarity between organisations and respect for staff, members, individuals and allies
    OUR AIM
    Our aim is to provide a knowledge base, good practice models and support networks to help anti-FGM/C campaigners and organisations working with communities to end FGM/C.
    The five strategies for implementing the Joint Programme are….
    Advocacy and Policy
    Capacity Development
    Service Delivery
    Establish new partnerships and support their efforts
    Knowledge Development

     

    25

    % NATIONAL PREVALENCE

    57

    % SOUTH WEST

    41

    % SOUTH EAST

    35

    % SOUTH SOUTH

    #FROWNCHALLENGE

    The UNICEF-powered FROWN CHALLENGE targets using the agents of change (Young generation) to create information pressure and actions that will catalyse ending female genital mutilation with the use of catalytic photographs. A large population visits the social media for entertainment, information, news, fun, networking and so on whenever time permits, But then It is the real life situations that drive what happens on the social media.

    FGM PREVALENCE IN THE 6 MOST AFFECTED STATES

    The situation assessment (baseline survey) was conducted to understand the nature and drivers of FGM in states and communities of programme focus. The data from the assessment will inform the design of effective strategies and interventions to accelerate the abandonment of FGM/C. Below are the preliminary findings of the assessment.
    According to the NDHS, the FGM/C prevalence rate in the South West is the highest in the country. Although little progress has been made from a prevalence rate of about 57% in 2003 to 48% in 2013, a lot still needs to be done. The South East however, has seen a steady increase in the practice from 40% in 2003 to 48% in 2013.

    OSUN STATE

    76%

    EKITI STATE

    71%

    OYO STATE

    69%

    EBONYI STATE

    55%

    LAGOS STATE

    44%

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