FAWCO Target Project

S.A.F.E.

(Safe Alternatives For FGM Elimination)


The FAWCO Target Project is a 2-year investment by the FAWCO Community to empower women and girls. On March 11, 2020, S.A.F.E. (Save Alternatives for FGM Elimination) was announced as the 2019-2022 Target Project for Health online. 

Who:

Women and girls in the Mara region of Tanzania. 

What and How: 

  • Safe haven for 500 at-risk girls coupled with family counseling services to ensure their safe return home, free from the threat of female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Provide healthcare and psychosocial counseling to 200 women and 300 girl survivors of FGM. 
  • Community sensitization through outreach programs and introduction of Alternative Rites of Passage as an alternative to FGM, with a potential reach of 25,000 individuals. 
  • Income-generating opportunities for 50 women and 50 girls and access to the National Health Insurance Fund plan. 

Budget:

$142,062.96: 95% of funds will go to programs and services: i.e., psychosocial support, training, community outreach and education, Alternative Rites of Passage celebrations, safe haven, medical and healthcare. 5% of funds will be used to monitor and evaluate programming through the 2-year period. 

Summary of the project:

cropped logo 1Hope for Girls & Women Tanzania (HGWT) advocates to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices affecting women and children in Tanzania including but not limited to intimate partner violence, child marriage and other forms of violence. HGWT works to promote and protect the rights of girls and women by providing education to girls and the community at large, strengthening social cohesion, promoting positive social change and increasing the capacity of women and girls to live free of violence through increased access to protection facilities and skills development. HGWT's mission is to promote human dignity and respect for girls and women by: 

  • Campaigning for the elimination of female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful practices that affect children and women in their community 
  • Promoting respect, human dignity and equality of all human beings 
  • Empowering communities to break the cycle of poverty and inequality 
  • Supporting survivors of gender-based violence
For further detailed information please visit the FAWCO Target Project

FAWCO Target Program 20192022

HEALTH
Ensuring Healthy Lives and Promoting Well Being
to Improve the Lives of Women and Girls

For more information about this project you can contact our AIWC FAWCO Rep Laureen Scharps, aiwcfrankfurt.fawcorep@gmail.com or FAWCO Target Project

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