Join the Fight to End FGM/C: Discover Our Upcoming Silent Auction!

In a world where the fight for gender equality is ongoing, it is important to remember that over 513,000 women and girls in the United States are at risk of or have undergone female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) – a practice that has devastating longterm physical and emotional ramifications for survivors. Fortunately, The U.S. End … Continued

Unmasking the Unseen: The Journey to End FGM/C in the United States

Some stories remain hidden beneath the surface in the mosaic of global challenges that command our attention. One such story is the existence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within the United States. It is essential to remove the illusion that FGM/C is confined to far away places and acknowledge its history and current impact in … Continued

Reflection: Navigating Women Deliver Through The Eyes of Our Director

I recently had the privilege of attending the Women Deliver 2023 conference in Kigali, Rwanda, and it was truly an unforgettable experience. The conference brought together activists, policymakers, healthcare professionals, and other stakeholders from around the world to discuss issues related to gender equality and women’s rights. This was not only my first time attending … Continued

After years of work by survivors, activists, advocates, and lawmakers on April 20th, Washington became the 41st state to take a stand against FGM/C

The U.S. End FGM/C Network joins survivors, activists, advocates, and lawmakers in celebrating Washington State becoming the 41st state to take a stand against FGM/C by signing SB 5453 into law on April 20, 2023. Washington is among the ten US states with the largest population of adults and children vulnerable to FGM/C, with an estimated 25,000 people … Continued

Washington State makes progress to End FGM/C

Washington State is one of the remaining ten U.S. states without any law that addresses and prohibits female genial mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). FGM/C is a human rights violation and form of child abuse and gender-based violence that involves removal of the female genitalia for non-medical purposes. This gap in state protection has left children in Washington … Continued


The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a day dedicated to raising awareness and taking action to end the harmful practice. In 2012, UNGA appointed February 6th as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, with the aim to amplify and direct efforts to eliminate this practice. This year’s … Continued

Member Highlight: GirlKind Kenya

Learn about the anti-FGM (female genital mutilation) center that GirlKind Kenya has set up for survivors and those that are at risk. Tell us about you/your organization.GirlKind Kenya is a community based organization operating in Kenya for the last three years. Among other activities, GirlKind Kenya is a leading partner in the fight against female … Continued

Member Highlight: Mumkin

Do you know that there is an app that helps survivors of female genital mutilation/cutting? That is correct, there is! Learn about the Mumkin App. Tell us about you and your organization. I started as a documentary filmmaker, with my documentary A Pinch of Skin being the first documentary from India to talk about Female Genital Cutting … Continued

Member Highlight: Days for Girls International

Are you curious about how organizations work to end female genital mutilation in the United States? Read our conversation with Days for Girls International who has reached more than 2 million women and girls in 144 countries on 6 continents with quality, sustainable menstrual care solutions and health education. Tell us about you/your organization.Days for … Continued