Tackling Female Genital Mutilation Practices across Sub-Saharan Africa

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Amref Health Africa is a leading health charity, working in Sub-Saharan Africa with a particular focus on women and girls, and their reproductive health.
For more than 60 years Amref has been working in Africa, to ensure access to healthcare. The organisation’s work centres on child health, and sexual reproductive health, in addition to water sanitation, and hygiene.
Armef’s services and campaigns have reached 15 million people in 2018 alone.

Part of its mandate is to raise awareness, and advocate reproductive rights, and women’s access to healthcare.

Using a culturally sensitive approach to healthcare issues, Amref started its work in the Masai community in Kenya, and now has broadened its scope of work and advocacy to reach Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Combating Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGMC), is one of the main battles Amref has been leading in Africa for decades. `Overturning the practice comes top of the organisation’s agenda. In this area it has realised how important it is to target African men with awareness raising, since men are in many cases the decision takers concerning issues affecting women, such as sexual- related practices and early marriage.

In this video, the 7Dnews crew is shedding more light on Amref Health Africa’s goals, its programmes and activities, with a special focus on its battle against FGMC, and the milestones reached by the organisation to succeed in its mission.

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Ethiopia Uganda Tanzania
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uganda, ethiopia, tanzania, fgm, female genetal mutilation