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 campaigner Jaha Dukureh, works to protect women and girls who are at risk of FGM. 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.


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…

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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…

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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….

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