Our project on the Prevention of Harmful Traditional Practices, including Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting  supports national efforts to eradicate all forms of traditional and cultural practices impeding the empowerment of women and girls. Our main focus is on ending female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C).

Given the influential positions held and roles played by religious leaders, circumcisers, traditional healers and other community leaders in changing social norms that promote gender inequality, their involvement in the preparatory, implementation and monitoring processes of the Project has been essential. We have trained them to assume leadership roles in our efforts to end harmful traditional and cultural practices and in the adoption of positive practices that protect women and girls and promote their advancement.

Components of this Project include: