Men End FGM Foundation
Over the years’ men have been one of the main missing links in the quest to achieve gender equality. In most cases men have remained silent on issues such as female genital mutilation/cutting, child marriages and other forms sexual and gender based violence’s. With the global timeline to achieve gender equality- SDG5 fast approaching we need to change the strategy. Men need to be seen and engaged as allies, they can’t afford to remain silent anymore but have to Speak Up.
“To all the men! Don’t be Bystanders to SGBV. It’s time to Take Action”
Men End FGM – A global award winning movement that rallies men and boys to join the quest to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), child marriage and other forms of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) subjected to women and girls. It was started as an online campaign (#MenEndFGM) in the year 2013 by Tony Mwebia with the main goal of challenging activists, CSOs and governments agencies to include men and boys in their campaigns to end FGM/C, child marriage as well as other forms of SGBV. In 2015 young Kenyan activists started joining the movement and it was finally legally registered as Men End FGM foundation in the year 2019. Over the years it has evolved into a leader in online and offline campaigns against FGM, Child Marriage & SGBV. The movement draws its membership from both individuals and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). In addition, Men End FGM Movement strives to keep boy child, young men and elders informed by transforming negative masculinities.
Our Guiding principles:
– We are guided by convention on the rights of the child and Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
– We are committed to ensuring special protection for the most disadvantaged children and women as a result of all forms of violence and exploitation
– We respond in emergencies and development set-ups to protect the rights of women and children