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Case Study: A conversation with Dr. Isatou Touray

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) supported GAMCOTRAP’s project “Advancing Women’s Rights and Ending Harmful Traditional Practices through Rights Education” in the Gambia from 2015-2017. An estimated three in four women and nearly half of all girls in the Gambia have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), which causes irreversible harm to women and girls. Dr Touray spoke to the UN Trust Fund to explain the... More

Case Study: Ending harmful traditional practices in Mali

Monday, February 5, 2018

“We decided to abandon these practices” – Boubacar Sissoko, a village chief, said about the harmful traditional practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, which is inflicted on 89 per cent of women and girls in Mali. More

Case Study: Stopping chhaupadi: a harmful traditional practice in Nepal

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

As soon as Kapetha F. started menstruating, she was banished to the “chhaupadi”—an isolated shed outside her village—until she stopped bleeding. Alone in this shed, she was to have no contact with her family and denied nutritious food. More

Ending Female Genital Mutilation in the Gambia

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Ndyandin Dawara recently made a momentous decision: she decided she would not subject her toddler daughter to female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is a long-running harmful traditional practice in her community in the Gambia that has led generations of women to a lifetime of pain, a lack of control of their own bodily integrity and sexuality, and debilitating health risks, including death. More

Voices from youth: NFFCK Kyrgyzstan

Friday, June 17, 2016

In Kyrgyzstan the NGO NFFCK, supported by a small grant from the UN Trust Fund, is piloting a school-based education programme in three villages which more than 600 young people have completed. An expert team has developed an educational package – Empowering Girls through Education, Art and Media – the first of its kind in the Kyrgyz language. More

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