Female genital mutilation, FGM, has both an immediate and a lifelong impact on the life of women, both physically and mentally. In addition, many die during the procedure itself.
The campaign against FGM that Läkarmissionen supports began in 2001 and focuses on the rights of children by offering alternative rituals that empower girls and support them in resisting the FGM tradition. The campaign has contributed to convincing the Kenyan government to adopt a new law banning FGM. However, since the tradition of FGM has been in existence for about 2,000 years and it is closely linked to illiteracy and poverty, there is still a great deal of work to do.
FGM is a cultural tradition first and foremost, not a religious issue, and many local people are worried about losing their culture and traditions.
Evy Alfrida and Läkarmissionen want to help these women and girls. When you buy a product from Evy Alfrida web shop, you also help girls and woman in need in Kenya. Every year, Evy Alfrida will give money to Läkarmissionen to help the girls and women in Kenya. The amount we give is depending on how much we sell. So when you buy an Evy Alfrida garment, you also help women from this terrible procedure.