Who We are?
Youth Anti-FGM Somaliland!
The Youth Anti-FGM- Somaliland is a national movement to end female genital mutilation, and catalyze their collective action to reach and influence the youth to end FGM in the next generation. YAFS launched in a conference held in Hargeisa on July, 2018 as a result of youth grass root initiatives from first Pan African Youth EndFGM Summit Held in Nairobi Kenya on April 2018. The inception of Youth Anti-FGM-Somaliland lead by youth from different organizations and youth activists around the regions of Somaliland who is passion and committed to end FGM; This movement is for youth, by youth, setting their own agenda and designing their own approach to reach other youth in their spheres of influence to achieve end FGM in one generation;
by ensuring that Sustainable Development Goal 5:3 and Goal 3 is achieved, which seeks to put to an end to all harmful and traditional practices, including FGM, by 2030.
The Purpose of YAFS is to participate in the ending movement of harmful practices of FGM, which devastated the lives of Millions of women and girls in Somaliland in order to get wellbeing community.
Community free from Female Genital Mutilation in Somaliland by 2030
Building youth led movement advocacy to End FGM through awareness raising and dialogues on social behavioral communication change.