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Engagement in Switzerland
Female genital mutilation is internationally recognized as a violation of human rights, and laws prohibiting this practice have been enacted in numerous countries. However, over 200 million girls and women in 31 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and around the world (due to international migration) are affected by it - unfortunately, even in Switzerland.
In Switzerland, there are an estimated 22,400 women and girls who have been affected by or are at risk of female genital mutilation (BAG, 2023).
Our initiatives and projects aim to address this issue and provide support to the affected girls and women in processing their traumas and preventing potential female genital mutilation through education and awareness in Switzerland.
Our Offer in Switzerland
Each girl and woman who has undergone FGM may carry various physical and psychological scars. It's important for us to offer various paths to both the affected individuals and their surroundings. Our approaches are modular toolkits designed to cater to the needs of each individual affected.
Our Voices, Our Stories
Together, we are less alone. Peer-to-peer social media group (beta phase). Help for self-help: In this group, survivors of psychological and physical violence can exchange experiences, support each other, and connect with like-minded individuals. The group is intended to be a safe space for networking and learning new methods and tools for coping with trauma.
The following documents and links provide more information about initiatives and projects against FGM in Switzerland: