Supporting civil society action and movements to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)
Gender and Social Development
This project, funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs aims to support civil society action and movements contributing to ending FGM/C. The project builds on MannionDaniels’ current relationships with local AmplifyChange organisations who advocate to end FGM/C at both community and national levels.
This project is centred around the following objectives:
- Strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of grassroots and civil society organisations working on FGM/C
- Create stronger and more inclusive movements to eradicate FGM/C
- Contribute to the global knowledge base of FGM/C
- Transform social norms surrounding knowledge, attitudes, and practices of FGM/C
- Ultimately contribute to reductions in FGM/C prevalence.
In order to achieve these outcomes, the project:
- Provides grants to FGM/C focused organisations and networks to enable local action
- Offers tailor-built capacity building and grantee convenings to strengthen organisations and movements
- Supports groups and the overall movement to implement sustainable strategies to ensure impact lasts beyond the project implementation period.
We have set-up 20 grants to directly finance Southern-based organisations. We have worked flexibility with these groups on the level of funding and technical assistance they need, and especially adapted in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic which has increased economic and social pressures on communities and CSOs.
Who else is involved
We have established a demand-led approach to capacity building that responds to case-by-case needs of grantees. FGM/C grantees have identified five capacity development priorities that create the framework for proposed activities:
- Partnership opportunities
- Successful strategies to end FGM/C
- Movement building
- Organisational development
- Evidence on FGM/C.