Working with communities to reduce the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting in four focus countries in Africa by 2027
The Girl Generation: Support to the Africa-led movement to End Female Genital Mutilation (TGG) has partnered with the Chopra Foundation through its Never Alone Mental Health Initiative.
This exciting partnership will enable TGG to extend its bespoke Survivor Leadership Training to FGM/C survivors in Ethiopia, Somaliland and Senegal.
The Chopra Foundation has raised funds for the programme and will be supporting the team to develop consciousness-based mental health resources for FGM/C survivors’ overall well-being.
Leyla Hussein, TGG’s Global Advocacy Director, said, “TGG has made remarkable strides in our work to support FGM survivors, bringing attention to this critical issue and advocating for change. Our partnership with the Chopra Foundation has been invaluable, combining our expertise, resources, and networks to amplify our impact.”
Gabriella Wright, Co-Founder of Never Alone, shared her vision that “Together, we are moving forward to create a powerful movement of loving action by providing young girls and women with tangible mental hygiene tools that will support their path to freedom from suffering, self-actualisation and leadership within their homes, communities, and beyond.”
The Chopra Foundation is an organisation, founded by Deepak Chopra, dedicated to improving health and well-being, cultivating spiritual knowledge, expanding consciousness, and promoting world peace to all members of the human family.
The foundation’s Never Alone initiative aims to “create a ripple effect that will reverberate throughout communities and transform lives across a wide range of crucial issues, including universal education and poverty alleviation, and with an initial focus on two key areas: eradicating gender-based violence including female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C), and bridging the hunger and nutritional gaps prevalent within communities.”
For more information about the Chopra Foundation’s Africa Initiative and to donate to this effort, please visit https://choprafoundation.org/africa/
We spoke to four active members and survivors of the end-FGM/C movement to find out what inspired them to join the fight to end the practice.
Enabling survivor activists to lead the change in the fight against female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C)
Find out how The Girl Generation's Survivor Leadership Training equips survivors to become leaders within the movement against FGM/C.
We raise awareness on the need to abandon the female genital mutilation, an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls.