Restoring Women’s Self-worth and Dignity by Breaking Cultural Vices


Breaking cultural vices needs constant intervention and promotion to achieve results. CEDAR’s partner in Ethiopia, Kale Heywet Church Development Commission (EKHC-DC), fights against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Although FGM is banned, the traditional thinking and practice of genital mutilation as a means of ensuring chastity is deep-rooted. EKHC-DC therefore actively educates the public on the harmfulness of FGM through promotional events and workshops, and organises “combat groups” and ‘public awareness ambassadors’ to fight against FGM.

Over the past year, EKHC-DC has reached out to 20,165 males and 21,162 females through events at schools and churches. It also formed 40 “combat groups” to spread the anti-FGM message in the community. As a result, some people stopped practising FGM, with some even becoming ambassadors to encourage parents and young girls to refuse FGM.

  • HK$500 can offer occupational training to 10 former FGM practitioners
  • HK$700 can help to train 10 community health workers and/or ‘FGM Ambassadors’
  • HK$2,000 can organize one big community event to promote cessation of cultural vices such as FGM

Please support EKHC-DC in its fight against FGM, so that Ethiopian women may live with self-worth and dignity.

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