Combating all forms of Female Genital Mutilation in Somalia

Team members: 
Els Leye, Marleen Temmerman, Gerda Nienhuis, Zahra Siad Naleie, Shamsa Said
Team members: 
Els Leye, Marleen Temmerman, Gerda Nienhuis, Zahra Siad Naleie, Shamsa Said

OBJECTIVES

Main objective:

  • To contribute to the abandonment of all forms of female genital mutilation in Somalia

Specific objectives:

  • To contribute to a greater awareness in certain target groups in Somalia concerning the harmful effects of all forms of female genital mutilation
  • Supporting civil society organizations in the founding of a network of Somalian non-governmental organizations working in the field of the eradication of female genital mutilation

METHODS

  • Baseline study (focus group discussions, interviews, questionnaire)
  • Capacity building of key persons in Somalia
  • Establishment of Network of civil society organisations and non-governmental organisations working in the field of the prevention of FGM
  • Endline study

ACTIVITIES

  • Training of trainers (4-day workshop) in Merca and Garoe (5 persons per region)
  • Organisations of platform meetings in Merca and Garoe (25 persons per region)
  • Public meeting in Merca and Garoe (50-150 persons per region)
  • Base- and endline studie to measure the attitudes of the target groups towards behaviour change concerning female genital mutilation
  • Steering Committee meetings to monitor the project

EXPECTED RESULTS

  • Network of civil society organisations working towards towards the prevention of FGM in Somalia
  • 150 trained persons on the harmful effects of all forms of FGM
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Partners: 
Partners in Reproductive Health, Belgium Zahra Siad Naleie, Federatie van Somalische Associatie Nederland, The Netherlands Gerda Nienhuis, Pharos, The Netherlands
Project status: 
Closed
Project status: 
Closed
Period: 
01/05/2007-31/12/2008
Period: 
01/05/2007-31/12/2008
Ends on: 
Friday, November 23, 2012
Ends on: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Ends on: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2007