The Girl Generation

Supporting grassroots initiatives to end FGM/C

2015 - 2019

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/C and promoting the use of social change communication to influence a change in the social norms that underpin the practice. HDF funded the small grants programme which supported dozens of grassroots community initiatives led by activists working to bring an end to FGM/C across 10 core countries.


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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