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.


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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Leaders call for action at first ever African Summit to end FGM and child marriage

Speaking at the plenary opening session attended by more than 300 participants, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “There is nothing that can justify these practices. No religious or cultural belief or medical reason…

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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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