(I)NTACT eV is an aid organization dedicated to the right of girls and women to an intact body. For almost twenty years, we have been successfully fighting the cruel tradition of female genital mutilation in Africa.
The association was founded at the beginning of 1996 in Saarbrücken. The occasion for the engagement and the founding of the association was an official visit by our chairman Christa Müller in Benin, where she learned about the suffering of the girls and women concerned. She was asked for help by the wife of the then Benin state president, and she began to raise funds to support local initiatives against the cruel ritual in Benin.
Since its inception, the association has been able to protect numerous girls in West Africa from mutilation. In Benin, an important success was achieved in 2005: the end of the tradition of female circumcision was solemnly proclaimed in a state act. In 2012, the people of Togo were able to celebrate the abolition of tradition.