Eventhough female genital mutilation in Ethiopia has been illegal since 2005, the act is still being carried out in many places around the country. Women, young girls and children in Siraro are daily exposed to several actions that are considered internationally in violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and human rights. However, it has not had enough impact in the countryside and many people still believe that it is a necessity for girls to be mutilated as they are only then considered to be purified and ready for marriage.

In the spring of 2020, 2€ of the price of Sunshine Tee goes to the Children’s Foundation’s project, which aims to stop the genital mutilation in Ethiopia. This is done by, among other things, ensuring that vulnerable children, young people and women receive psychosocial support and education that creates self-esteem and security. Because genital mutilation is deeply rooted, it is important to work with those who control and have influence over society and change their attitudes, such as religious leaders and senior citizens. The project also helps to improve the structures in society so that children who are subjected to abuse receive as good help as possible in legal cases. The school also creates special girl clubs where they are free to discuss harmful traditions such as genital mutilation and other forms of violence and abuse of children. This creates a better self-esteem to be able to say no to genital mutilation and premature marriage.

We are proud of our cooperation with the Children’s Foundation and hope you feel the same warmth in helping. Big thanks for your efforts!

Together we help give more people the chance for a better future!