Research done by Sonke Gender Justice, a Johannesburg-based NGO, in addition to international research, has confirmed that working with men and boys to promote gender equality and challenge discrimination has a positive impact on the health of women and girls.
“It is believed that men do not have any responsibility and women are the decision makers for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), yet the reality on the ground traduces a major role of men being involved either directly or indirectly,” Mpiwa Mangneiro, Regional Campaigns and Advocacy Specialist for Sonke Gender Justice, told the African News Agency (ANA) on Friday.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense