French NGO with a presence in Geneva, Switzerland. The GA-FGM was founded in 2010 with the aim to create an international alliance of NGOs in order to accelerate the abandoning of FGM worldwide.
"Lack of communication and ccoperation between the actors" was repeatedly deplored on many conferences and was the initiating motivator to create the organization.
The GA-FGM focuses on advocacy, raising awareness and educational projects, especially research and education of FGM professionals. The organization seeks to enable local efforts to end FGM in the directly countries as well as in countries concerned through migration.
By using culture, music and arts in its raising awareness campaigns the organization tries to reach the general public.
Regarding the educational projects, the organization is currently concentrating on the creation of a University Chair on Public Health and Human Rights with a Focus on FGM.
Phone: +33 4 50 28 85 64; +41 22 788 45 48
Founder and Director of communications: Ms. Elisabeth Wilson
Founder and Executive director: Mr. Holger Postulart
Acting President: Prof. Abdoulaye Sow
Secretary: Ms. Dalia Susini
University Chair on Public Health and Human Rights focusing on FGM/C (in progress); harmonizing the collection of data in the concerned countries, research on neglected fields, notably regarding the economic, social and psychological impact of FGM, establishing a network of African and European universities and researchers, developing evaluation tools for projects in the field are some of the project's objectives.
Organization and co-organization of expert meetings (symposiums), especially in the scientific sector.
Internet portal on FGM (in Progress); access to exhaustive information about FGM including a literature database, an NGO mapping tool, access to relevant statistics and research results are the main objectives of this project.
Organization of conferences, debates, charity concerts, art exhibitions and multi-cultural events in oder to raise awareness in the bigger public.