The Girl Generation – Options

Supporting grassroots initiatives to end FGM

2015 - 2020

The Girl Generation is a collective of over 700 organisations working together to end FGM in this generation. Focused in 10 high risk African countries, the collective provides a global platform for catalysing and amplifying the Africa-led movement to end FGM and promoting the use of social change communication to influence a change in the social norms that underpin FGM. HDF funds the small grants programme which supports dozens of grassroots community initiatives led by activists working to bring an end to FGM across 10 core countries.


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: ‚ÄúThere 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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