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About the StopCut Project

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1The StopCut Project

The StopCut Project aims at ending violence against women and girls by addressing the gaps that prevent the elimination of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) practice through the implementation and enforcement of FGM policies and laws in Ekiti, Osun and Oyo – Southwest Nigeria by December 2022.

Funded by the United Nations Trust Fund, we develop programs that raise awareness of the plight of women in society and put up measures in order to successfully eradicate this unhealthy practice in Nigeria.

2The StopCut Project

Why Project Stop Cut?

Female Genital Mutilation is a practice that was created in an effort to police women’s sexuality. However, it has turned out to be a horrifying act with no health advantage rather violating the codes of medical ethics.

The Stop Cut project aims at reviewing existing laws and policies in order to bridge the gap and ensure that specific policies are put in place to accelerate the eradication of FGM

We have a resolution to intensify efforts by establishing alliances with stakeholders and decision-makers. This will enable easy access to members of the communities as well as protectors of the FGM practice.

3The StopCut Project

Strategic Priorities

 Creating awareness in Project states on the detrimental effect of Female Genital Mutilation on women’s health and well-being. 

 Liaising with the state and local government to domesticate the VAPP Act to prohibit and urgently stop this practice. 

  Building partnerships with traditional rulers to ensure the law enforcement of FGM cases at the community levels.  

 Engaging the media to report perpetrators of this practice as well as increase public’s awareness. 

Role of Stakeholders in Project StopCut

The government, traditional rulers, media, civil society organizations and religious institutions comprise a basic part of virtually every arena of the Nigerian society.

This synergy provides a platform for the domestication of the VAPP Act and the law enforcement of Female Genital Mutilation cases in all states and local levels.

The prominence and influence of these stakeholders in exposing and reporting cases of FGM while creating public awareness.

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