Safe Hands for Girls

Building a movement for change in The Gambia and USA

2014 - 2018

Safe Hands for Girls, founded by leading women’s rights activist and anti-FGM/C campaigner Jaha Dukureh, works to protect women and girls who are at risk of FGM/C. HDF has supported a range of initiatives including media campaigns in the Gambia and USA, the promotion of the documentary film Jaha’s Promise, the End FGM Pink Bus Tour, as well as Jaha’s own journey to becoming UN Women’s first Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Africa.


ONE BILLION CHILDREN. That’s how many girls and boys suffer from violence every year

The launch of Together to #ENDviolence, a global campaign and Solutions Summit Series to catalyse the political and financial commitments to end violence against children, gathered 1,900 participants from 130 countries.

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What works to prevent sexual violence against children?

The data is clear: Sexual violence affects girls and boys in every country around the world. For far too long it has been a silent pandemic, with little awareness of the scope, scale, and consequences of the problem or understanding of potential solutions. That silence has allowed violence against children to perpetuate.

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TED talks ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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