FGM end of year

The FGM ‘safe house’ is still home to 64 girls, and took in 13 new girls during the December cutting season.

They look after the basic needs of the girls in their care, make sure they continue on with their studies, with girls in tertiary education and studying a range of courses.

At the centre there are girls who take part in practical skills classes, tailoring & entrepreneurship, and many get involved in the home vegetable garden.

They also receive individual and group counselling sessions. The ‘safe house’ team work with the Police Gender Desk officers and Social Welfare Officers in the villages around, and conduct meetings with parents, community leaders and influential leaders in order to discourage the practice of parents cutting their daughters and rescue girls in danger of being cut.

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