Survivor Support Resources

If you would like to connect with Sahiyo about your experience undergoing Female Genital Cutting, please feel free to e-mail us at info@sahiyo.com.

RESOURCES BY COUNTRY:

Europe

The End FGM European Network is a European umbrella organisation of sixteen organisations across 11 European member states, working to ensure sustainable Europeanaction to end female genital mutilation.

Singapore

AWARE – AWARE works to remove all gender-based barriers so as to allow individuals in Singapore to develop their potential to the fullest and realise their personal visions and hopes.

United Kingdom

Orchid Project  – Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting.

Dahlia Project – Dahlia’s Project is a support group for women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM). The project aims to provide a safe space for women and girls to unpack the effects of FGM.

United States

forma offers mental health clinical services to women adversely affected by FGM/C, and also provides psychoeducational outreach, advocacy and awareness training to hospitals, social service agencies, universities and the community at large. We also facilitate on-going survivors’ support group that can help educate and challenge the traditional belief systems that perpetuate this practice.

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation was founded on the principles of ending violence and injustices against women and girls. The mission of the organization is to empower women and girls through education to eradicate gender-based violence, with special emphasis on female genital mutilation/cutting.

NYC FGM is a multi-sectoral coalition of organizations, individuals, and government agencies committed to ending the Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in New York.  They have joined together to create legal, socio-cultural, educational, and medical strategies to raise awareness, to prevent the practice, and to support survivors.

US End FGM/C Network is a collaborative group of survivors, civil society organizations, foundations, activists, policymakers, researchers, healthcare providers, and others committed to promoting the abandonment of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) in the U.S. and around the world.

FGM/C – An educational toolkit for providers and survivors is the product of a unique collaboration between RAHMA, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group, and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. The toolkit provides the latest information on female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) and is an online resource for survivors of FGM/C as well as the health care providers addressing its consequences.

India 

Love Matters – Love Matters is a place to talk about sex with an open, honest, and non-judgmental attitude. At the same time, we do our best to produce content that doesn’t offend people and that fits in with the culture where you live.

We Speak Out – works for equal rights for Bohra women in all spheres of life. Specifically, on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).