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FGM Campaign - La Fraternite


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2nd FGM Forum hosted in London on 28/01/2017

La Fraternite is hosting the 2nd FGM Forum in South London on Saturday 28 January 2017.  This event will start from 2pm until 7pm.

FGM Forum on 28 Jan 2017

Faces of defiance: the portrait exhibition celebrating FGM activists and survivors – video

Tired of survivors of female genital mutilation being portrayed as broken women, campaigner Leyla Hussein curated an exhibition of portraits by Jason Ashwood at the first FGM summit in the US. While she was there she interviewed her hero F.A. Cole, her Sierra-Leone-American counterpart.

FGM is now considered child abuse, but where is the funding?

Despite death threats and intimidation, African women are working tirelessly to eradicate female genital mutilation on the ground. But not enough funding is getting though.

Founder of the movement to end FGM, the late Efua Dorkenoo OBE. Photograph: James Drew Turner/for the Guardian

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FGM Seminar - 28 Jan. 2017 in London

Join us on Saturday 28 January 2017 in South London from 1pm to learn about FGM and share experiences.

Special Guests include: NHS England, Lambeth Council, Southwark Council, Home Office, Guardian UK, Metropolitan Police.

Special Speakers include: Leyla Hussain (survivor and campaigner), Mama Sylla (survivor and campaigner), Sheick Bailo Barry (Imam).

The Guinean Embassy and the Guinean Community in the UK.

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Female Genital Mutilation is a crime targeted solely to young girls and women. It must end.

_ Mama Sylla, Chairwoman of La Fraternite.

Alarming data

After Somalia (98%), the Republic of Guinea is the second country in the world where the prevalence of FGM is the highest: 97% (UNICEF, 2016).

Although the practice has been banned in Guinea since 1965, 97% of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years have undergone FGM. Let's end FGM!

FGM priorities

1. Raising awareness
Holding regular awareness forums and seminars.
2. Involving men/women
Involving community leaders, religious leaders and professionals.
3. Listening, Learning and Helping style
Listening to survivors; learning from their experiences; supporting them.

Modus operandi

- Provides advocacy, advice and information
- Makes grants to organisations
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body

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What is FGM/C?

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons (WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, 1997).


In Guinea

La Fraternite works with active organisations in different parts of Guinea as a resource body to help tacle social issues.

in collaboration

La Fraternite works with several other organisations:

  • ProjectACEi
  • Hawa Trust
  • Daughters of Eve
  • Manor Garden
  • BECA
  • MIA
  • CGA-UK
  • Guinean Community.

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