Cork, Republic of Ireland
The EAWA (Extraordinary African Woman Achiever) Awards is a philanthropic initiative created in Ireland to recognise, honour, and celebrate the achievements and contributions to society made by African women and women of African heritage, while sharing positive stories about Africa, its peoples, and its beautiful, vibrant and diverse cultures.
GLASSLOUGH, CO MONAGHAN, IRELAND
Our mission is the Worldwide Eradication of FGM.
WHAT IS FGM/C
FGM/C stands for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, aka Female Circumcision
Defined As The Ritual Removal Of Some Or All Of The External Female Genitalia
Classified In Four Types By Degrees Of Severity From Cutting To Mutilation
Typically Carried Out By A Traditional Circumciser Using A Razor Blade
Usually Without Anesthesia
WHERE IS IT PRACTICED
Widely In 27 African Countries, Yemen And Iraqi Kurdistan
Extensively In Asia And The Middle East
Regularly Within Diaspora Communities Around The Globe
WHERE IS IT MOST PREVALENT
40 Million Women In Egypt Today Live With The Effects Of FGM/C
98% Of Women In Somalia Receive The Severest Type III Or IV FGM/C
ON WHOM IS IT PRACTICED
Exclusively On Young Girls Often Within Days After Birth And Most Usually Prior To Puberty
In 2011 Alone, (Latest Available UNICEF Statistics), Over 23 Million Girls Were Cut
TO WHAT EXTENT
UN Estimates 200 Million Girls And Women Worldwide Are Living With The Physical And Psychological Effects Of Female (FGM/C)
WHO Estimates More Than 20 Million Girls Remain At Risk Annually
AMNESTY Estimates Over 180 Thousand Girls Within The Western Diaspora Are Also Annually Cut
Everyone, no matter their age or social background, wants to be happy. We all want to feel safe and accepted in our homes and communities, and we all want to be loved and cared for, this is exactly why we are here!
Love and Care for People is an organisation that raises awareness about family violence including among others: Forced Marriage, Reproductive Abuse, Honour Based Violence, Disownment, Child marriage, Abusive Relationships, Spousal Abuse, Intimate Partner Abuse and Child Abuse.
Our services include counselling, personal development programmes that promote the well-being and financial independence of survivors, vocational skills training, recreational services, business and financial skills training, mentoring, coaching in order to foster confidence and independence.
We connect victims, survivors, and those at risk of family violence and financial instability in a nurturing environment and we provide access to life-changing opportunities that will support them to empower themselves, heal, take ownership, and ultimately transform their lives