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BOYS FOR CHANGE PROGRAM

Over 2000 boys are enrolled to the Boys for Change program. This project engages communities through meaningful engagement with men and boys as allies to end retrogressive cultures like Female Genital Mutilation. Our gender transformation approach creates safe spaces for women and men to acknowledge and address the intersectionality of other systems of discrimination and human rights abuses, gender inequalities and accountability.

“We will not accept FGM in our communities anymore, it is a violation and contributes to poverty in our societies because this practice encourages our sisters to get married early and they do not go to school, as Boys For Change, we say NO TO FGM.”

Prevention should start early in life, by educating and working with young boys and girls promoting respectful relationships and gender equality. Working with youth is a “best bet” for faster, sustained progress on preventing and eradicating gender-based violence. While public policies and interventions often overlook this stage of life, it is a critical time when values and norms around gender equality are forged.  We work with boys from 38 schools within 3 districts.
What is the Impact: 38 Boys For Change Clubs, awareness campaigns by Boys in villages to end Female Genital Mutilation and this has inturn impacted some villages to stop the practice of FGM

In 2017 donations from all-over the world transformed
the lives of more than 5,000 people

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