President’s Newsletter: Tackling FGM: Mobilising women and Communities to end this abhorrent practice
Written by Lydia Harper, UK, IAW Intern. WHO defines FGM as including ‘procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons’, the practice is a violation of human rights and an attempt to control women and girls bodily and sexual autonomy. FGM can result in bleeding, problems urinating, sexual […]
We believe the elimination of violence can only be realized with the understanding that aggression against one woman is abuse against all women. The individual cannot be separated from the community and therefore national epidemics of violence have a global impact.
The sustainable development agenda must strengthen gender equitable peace building and conflict prevention