Hawatrust work with FGM/C affected communities by raising awareness of the dangers and legal repercussions of FGM/C and associated physical, emotional and psychological effect.
We are focusing in civil society on the health risks of FGM/C, with more efforts to raise awareness of the practice in terms of maternal health HIV/AIDS, and obstetric fistuh.
Our strategy is that in the long run, girls will be fully knowledgeable on the effects of FGM/C to HIV and may be able to resist pressure to become a member of a Bondo Society.
STOP FGM NOW!!
It is time to stop FGM. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in the UK, but it is going on especially among minority ethnic communities. In 2001, about 66,000 women in England and Wales had undergone FGM. Alarmingly, 23,000 girls under the age of 15 among African communities are estimated to have.