We envision a Nigeria where women and girls are free from all forms of gender-based violence, in particular Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), and where girls and women are empowered to be actors of change and contribute to educated, healthy and skilled communities.


To contribute to the abandonment of FGM/C and other forms of violence against women and girls through accelerating positive change towards a social norm of not cutting girls by Youth Advocates of diverse organisations, duty bearers, rights holders and affected communities.


Our aim is to provide a knowledge base, good practice models and support networks to help anti-FGM/C campaigners and organisations working with communities to end FGM/C.


#EndCuttingGirls Nigeria places the following principles at the core of its work:

  1. Respect and promotion of human rights and gender equality
  2. Active participation of rights holders and duty bearers in decision-making and activities
  3. Ownership by members (individuals and organisations)
  4. Accountability, integrity, transparency and professionalism in all its work
  5. Solidarity between organisations and respect for staff, members, individuals and allies

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