On the word of the World Health Organization, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as a desecration of the human rights of girls and women. The practice violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.
The motives for FGM are deep-rooted into history, traditions and socioeconomic norm, and even linked to religion, but in reality it mirrors firmly fixed inequality between both genders, and represents an extreme form of discrimination against women.
FGM, a blend of mental and painful physical violence, is the most acute case of domination and inequality towards women. Ranging from partial or complete removal of the outer female genitalia to other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons (pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterizing the genital area) FGM has both mental and physical consequences like: depression, anxiety, PTSD, low self-confidence, haemorrhage, shock, infections, vaginal, urinary, menstrual and sexual problems, and death.
Our project’s aims are to fight misogyny and the gender discrimination, to promote basic human rights for all females, respect for human dignity, equality and the rule of law.
We aim to reinforce cooperation with official institutions and support them in enforcing the laws against FGM, which existing or not are often broken, especially in Africa and Indonesia.
The way in which goals will be attained is through the means of art.
Through our project we aim to train youth workers, and through them educate young people and communities about FGM and its detrimental effects not only to women, but to the entire family and society, too.
Coordinator: ARABISCH DEUTSCHES CENTER FUR DIALOG-WASLA EV
ORGANISATION FOR STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA – Ghana
NEW INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OF LIVE ARTS – United Kingdom
AHADI FOR EXCELLENT DEVELOPMENT(AFED) – Tanzania
KENYA COMMUNITY SPORTS FOUNDATION – Kenya
YAYASAN ACT GLOBAL INDONESIA – Indonesia
MEGUNARODEN CENTAR ZA OBRAZOVANIE I OBUKA PRILEP – North Macedonia
INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF TRAINING AND MOBILITY – Bulgaria