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'My daughters will never undergo female genital mutilation' - Survivors are leading the push to end the harmful practice

I curse the practice of FGM and I don’t want any daughter of mine to go through this process that almost claimed my life.

Margaret Chepoteltel, activist

We will continue to tell mothers, fathers and the girls themselves about the dangers of FGM, and to discourage cutting. We will not give up.

Margaret Chepoteltel, activist

UN Women supports Communication for Development Foundation Uganda as an Implementing Partner to end violence against women and girls in Uganda. Supported campaigns use media and community mobilization approaches, including the SASA! Together approach to mobilize individuals, communities and institutions to promote positive change social norms, attitudes and practices and discourage harmful practices.

Communication for Development Foundation Uganda is supported by the Spotlight Initiative, a strategic partnership between the EU and the UN. It aims to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.


Original text by: John Bosco Mukura and Anne Gamurorwa with reporting by Eva Sibanda