Today’s SDG is #SDG5: Achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls
SOLIDAR Members, together with their partners in the field, work to End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere; eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation; ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
- In Colombia, ARCS – Arci Cultura e Sviluppo works to support the equitable involvement of women in politics and in the government. Together with the local partner “Corporación Viva la Ciudadanía” and other local Organizations, ARCS is running the “School of democratic leadership and advocacy to the public policy formulated by citizens” for representatives of women’s local organizations.
- In Kenya, Samaritan Austria works to create awareness on the health implications of FGM as well as on the national legislation that, since 2011, clearly forbids this traditional practice. The cooperation with the local government institutions and religious leaders was of tremendous help to spread and emphasise the message.
- In Mali, one of the countries with a highest level of social acceptance of FGM-C, Movement for Peace (MPDL) intervenes with the purpose of decreasing the FGM-C prevalence and acceptance rates. The approach, implemented in collaboration with local partners, seeks to transmit to the population relevant information about the negative consequences of the practice.
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