Who are we?
Termination of Female Genital Mutilation (TFGM) is a project of the Loreto Sisters. It was begun by Dr. Sr. Ephigenia in 1998. The Loreto Sisters are an International Group of Catholic Sisters with an NGO status of the U.N. Its Head Quotas are in Rome. It has a Constitution as a Religious group of Women. Locally it has a Province Leader and Consultants.
We find individual families or rescue homes for those at risk of FGM. We give
encouragement and are in the process of creating a psychological module for
FGM survivors and their families. We have in place a spiritual seminar of One
week for FGM Survivors. We give two hours healing sessions for FGM survivors during current two-day FGM-Awareness seminars.
To develop the capacity of communities in Kenya and Africa adopt alternative rite of passage that will promote and affirm the dignity of the girl child.
To have communities in Kenya and Africa free from the practice of female genital mutilation.
StopFGM Kenya envisions a world free of FGM and violence against women and where all girls have equal access to social, economic, and political opportunities.
Loreto Sisters is an International Group of Catholic Sisters with an NGO status of the U.N. Its Headquarters are in Rome. It has a Constitution as a Religious group.
The Loreto Sisters structure is based on the catholic tradition of religious
The Loreto Sisters have a strong presence in 29 countries all over the world.
They deal with girl-child issues with a strong structure of over 400 years since its inception and from 1921 in Kenya, hence its financial sustainability cannot be doubted.
The Loreto community continue to support this programme as evidenced by the donations and individual commitment of its members to the project.
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Help us raise awareness and life-skill training to combat early pregnancy, early marriages, and female circumcision.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic led to an increased number of girls affected by harmful practices in the area. There is still a need for more inclusive training and dialogue at the community level.