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.


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.

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
All Insight