Safe Hands For Girls
Safe Hands for Girls was founded in 2013 by Jaha Dukureh, a young Gambian woman. We work in The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Atlanta USA, fighting FGM and child marriage. Our work combines grassroots activities with high-level advocacy.
Safe Hands for Girls (hereinafter referred to as SHfG) is a women-led organization dedicated to helping women and girls that have gone through FGM or are at risk of going
through the practice. Staff and volunteers work together with youths and women to provide them with a save space and assist them with services including education, social services and advocacy, as they rebuild their lives.
Safe Hands for Girls works towards the fulfilment of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Being a survivor led project, Safe hands for Girls understands through lived experience, victims of FGM lose their chance for health, happiness, and fulfilment of their potential and hopes in life. At present, at risk girls have no place
in their home communities, without support they will eventually be coerced to submit to FGM, followed by an early marriage.