Amnesty International Netherlands

Providing access to justice in rural Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone
2007 - 2011

In Sierra Leone, women and girls suffer extremely low status and high levels of sexual- and gender-based violence, FGM, and early marriage. HDF funded Amnesty International Netherland’s Special Programme for Africa to tackle the causes of FGM. The initiative focused on the establishment and training of locally based Human Rights Committees, Community Dialogue or Stakeholder Forums and Community Justice Workshops; and was successful in securing follow-on funding from the Dutch Government.


Two years on: the fund to end violence against children

Since 2016 $68,000,000 has been raised and $37,600,000 invested in 49 organisations. The scale of support for these initiatives is impressive, but more resources and momentum from across the public and private sectors are required to respond to a pervasive…

Read More

The first US summit to end female genital mutilation

The momentum generated by summits like this is the lifeblood of change. At the heart of the movement to end FGM are the survivors who represent the most vulnerable and at risk – those without a platform to speak. Activists…

Read More

Launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership today also launched the new INSPIRE package of seven proven strategies to prevent violence against children, created with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the CDC, End Violence Against Children, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), The U.S….

Read More
All Insight