Today marks the UN’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. FGM is a traditional practice which affects millions of women and girls all around the world.
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Today, February 6th, marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. To mark it, we sat down with our colleague Cess, who works in Kenya, to discuss where we are at with the battle to end FGM/C. Cess works for one of our partners, The Education Centre for the Advancement of Women (ECAW). We work with her in Kuria where, unfortunately, FGM/C is still prevalent.
Here, our Director, Josephine, leads us through her thoughts on recent news headlines about UK Aid. She strongly advocates that we should be more vocal about good-news stories and celebrate the work of the sector more. We must also do all we can to protect our 0.7% commitment.
Was one of your New Year resolutions to take your health and fitness a bit more seriously? If so, we have the perfect way for you to bring in 2017. The Brighton Marathon take place on Sunday 9th April and is one of the most picturesque runs in Britain.
2016 is a year which will live long in the memory, for both good and bad reasons. At Feed the Minds, we always try to accentuate the positive and look forward with hope. So, as we wish you a Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2017, we ask you to join us in reviewing some key highlights from the year just past.
Helping people to help themselves is the basis for empowering persons with disabilities. None are more aware of their disadvantages than persons with disabilities themselves. Disability is more than a physical or mental limitation on the part of the individual, but links to the resources available to them, to an ability to make a contribution and, ultimately, to the self-confidence of the individual man, woman or child with disability.
In Kuria, we are know entering cutting season, the period in which young girls and women are subjected to the awful practice of FGM. We stand in solidarity with our colleagues at ECAW in Kenya as they work hard to protect and educate as many girls as possible.
Continuing our On the Ground series, we speak with Pelagie Tuyisenge. She is the Reporting Officer with our partners PHARP in Kenya. Here, she tells us about the remarkable transformation that Janet, a beneficiary, has undergone:
“I grew up very poor. My father was a lorry driver and he had to support 15 family members. All I knew was that when I grew up, I wanted…
Continuing our On the Ground series, we head to south west Cameroon where we hear from Samuel Mwene, the President of BIDA, who work to reduce the exploitation of local farmers when selling cocoa.