In 2017 we researched the legal framework of FGM in our 28 focus countries. We were given significant pro-bono research support through a partnership with Reuters Foundation’s Trust Law initiative, four global law firms and local counsel in each African country.
This massive collaborative effort produced the data required to produce 28 Country Reports that map the legal framework and status of FGM in each of the African countries. This includes constitutional protections, international treaties and national legislation that give protection to women and girls at risk of FGM.
For the first time, these reports will show the legislative framework in an easy to understand way, highlighting the actual legal provisions and noting any loopholes. They will make recommendations for the formation of sound legal infrastructure that will contribute to the global elimination of FGM.
We now need to edit and publish each of these Country Reports and make them available to activists and policymakers.
You can join with others to help raise the £1000 we need to edit/publish each Country Report.
1. Choose a country of interest from the list below. (The link will take you to our JustGiving campaign page).
2. On that page, you can donate directly, share on facebook, or even set up your own fundraising page to get your friends involved. What about running a marathon? Hosting a dinner?