FGM

FGM (Female genital mutilation/cutting) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15. The procedure has no benefit for women or girls.

FGM is practiced in more than 29 countries across Africa, parts of the Middle East, South East Asia and countries where migrants from FGM affected communities live including the UK.

The Facts

FGM is a violation of the human rights of women and girls. It is a cultural practice that has no roots in religion, and has no benefit for women or girls.

Over 200 million women and girls

alive today have been cut.

3 million girls are at risk

FGM each year across the world.

60,000 girls under 15

are at risk of FGM in the UK.

Ending FGM forms part of the UN’s 1993 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, which includes violence owning to customary practices and religious law.

Our Approach

Cricket Without Boundaries has run two projects in Kenya in partnership with anti-FGM charity 28 Too Many, supporting the work of the Maasai Cricket Warriors in their bid to end FGM within their community.

This year Cricket Without Boundaries has entered into partnership with the LCCC Foundation, supporting their work in the Trafford area of Manchester, where 2000 girls are currently at risk of FGM.

Our aim is to raise the awareness of the dangers of FGM through cricket related activities and competitions, providing a space for boys and girls to play and learn together to make a change within their community to end the practice of FGM. 

Maasai Cricket Warrior Benjamen Olemamai is our FGM Ambassador in Kenya, coaching in schools year round.

 

Success Stories

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LCCC Foundation

15th Jul 2016

CWB partner with Lancashire CCC Foundation.

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Changing attitudes

23rd Jun 2016

A hike through the savannah to deliver the message.

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One more day

18th Feb 2015

Sharing good practice with local community health workers.

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Batting out FGM

6th Feb 2015

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM.

29 countries

PRACTICE FGM

Across Africa

3 million

GIRLS AT RISK

Worldwide every year

6th February

FGM ZERO TOLERANCE DAY

www.un.org/endfgm

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