EndFGMEsan

A Peacemaking Project by Borokinni B., Sandra D. and Sandra D.

What is the injustice we are solving?

Female Genital Mutilation in Esan community

Our Compassionate Solution:

To solve this injustice of Female genital mutilation in Esan community
we will address the wrong notions the community leaders and women have about the female sexual mechanisms/organs
by carrying out a three month long EndFGM campaign which will feature one-on-one advocacy, education and enlightenment, collection of signatures from survivors and sending of letters to relevant authorities

Our Project Plan:

Goals

  • To reduce the incidence of FGM in Esan by 60% between January and March 2019 through a comprehensive re-orientation, education and advocacy scheme

We will increase my / our compassion by...

Adding a dose of compassion to someone else’s day not only uplifts their spirits, but makes me feel happier too. I have four core values that guide my daily activities of which Compassion leads the list. I hope to infuse this lifestyle of mine into the project. Putting empathy as our motivation and submerging ourselves in their reality. We will put compassion and kindness as the underlying principle for all our activities which will radiate from inside out.

How will you show courage?

As a young chap, my dad has always shown me how to be courageous in the face of fear. I have come to the understanding that there is no smooth route to success of which this project is no exception. We plan to maintain courage and bravery when we are faced with stumbling blocks and barricades rather than chicken out.

How will you collaborate with others?

I will partner with the Esan group for sustainable health, Law enforcement agencies, Association of FGM survivors and the National Anti-FGM Youth Network. We will collaborate with the National Anti-FGM Youth Network for resources, materials, volunteers, and technical staff. We will also collaborate with the medical students of the Ambrose Alli University in Esan to put an end to the female genital mutilation from the perspective of medical practice, now and in the future, because we believe that when doctors are trained not to carry this out, there is lesser likelihood that FGM will occur.

How will you know you are moving in the right direction? (What are specific ways you can measure your impact?)

1. The number of children mutilated after the EndFGM campaign 2. The law of the land after the campaign (If it gets repealed or not) 3. Number of mutilators facing the law 4. Number of women practicing Female Genital Mutilation

Key Steps

  • 1. carry out an indigenous advocacy targeted at the mutilators who are mostly women
  • 2. See to extensive dialogue with the leaders of the community aimed at putting a stop to the act
  • 3. Writing letters to law enforcement agencies to keep check of the act in the Esan community
  • 4. Empowering survivors and young girls with speed-dials of law enforcement agencies in any case of FGM

Our Updates:

Group discusses on #ENDFGM and the way to go

Sandra D. 30 March 2019 16:59 Today we had a meeting of all team members where we strategically discussed on the way to go, reviewed our timelines, drafted and mailed letters, re-confirmed visits via calls and drafted a 10-page communique to the government of Edo state to end FGM forcefully.

Group discusses on #ENDFGM and the way to go 2

Sandra D. 30 March 2019 17:00 Today we had a meeting of all team members where we strategically discussed on the way to go, reviewed our timelines, drafted and mailed letters, re-confirmed visits via calls and drafted a 10-page communique to the government of Edo state to end FGM forcefully.

Comments:

Amani A. Peace First Staff
7 February 2019 12:31

Hi Sandra, Please make sure to fill the Payment details. Thanks!  

Amani A. Peace First Staff
12 March 2019 10:32

Hi Sandra, would you mind sharing updates about the two first activities of your action plan? Also, please make sure to share some pictures. Thanks!

Best,
Amani
 

Amani A. Peace First Staff
25 March 2019 16:37

Hi Sandra, I hope you are doing well.

Please make sure to share updates and pictures from your project activities. We would love to know how's everything going on with your work.

Best,
Amani  

Amani A. Peace First Staff
23 April 2019 10:33

Dear Sandra - What's the progress of your project? Please start sharing updates/photos of your project. If you have finished the project activities, then please make sure to submit your Reflection.

Please let me know if you need any help.

Best,
Amani