Sponsor an Activist

We are all one

Against violence against women and all forms of mistreatment and discrimination.

 
Sponsor an activist

We are advocates and supporters of the greatest social revolution of our time. Thanks to the feminist movement that brave women started over a century ago in Europe and North America, we can now enjoy freedoms that women were denied for centuries.

Although we still have a long way to go until we reach the equality we deserve, we have achieved so much ... but only in the most economically and socially developed countries.

 

But what about the women in developing African countries?

 

They suffer the worst conditions of inequality, discrimination, abuse and violence against women.

Everyday, 6000 girls are subjected to female genital mutilation.

 

Half of African women (47%) are illiterate.

 

Every day, thousands of girls are forced to marry older men. There are 125 million girls who are married off before they even turn 18.

 

Rape is too taboo to speak about, but it happens often. Domestic violence is frequent.

But something is beginning to change ... more and more brave women are rebelling against this situation, so as not to continue being mistreated, discriminated against or forced to marry against their will.

 

They are freedom activists and defenders of women's rights.

 

Would you like to meet them?

 

They are women like Marianma, Adama or Ansara, as part of our organization, ANNORA Senegal, in the Kolda region.

They work courageously and tirelessly, but without sufficient means or support to advance their cause.

 

These women can do so much with just the smallest bit of our help.

 

Now more than ever, our African sisters need our support!

Sponsor an activist

Become an activist yourself when you support one of these Senegalese women.

 

Once you sign up, we will send you information about the activist you’re sponsoring and her community. If you’d like, you have the option to travel to her community, meet her, and participate in her efforts.

Sponsoring an activist, including providing all of the support and means she needs for her work, is only €12 / month (€ 3 net, after the 75% return on personal income tax).

 

With very little money, there is so much that these activists can do for women in their communities.

5 activists equipped with means to support women can accomplish so much:

 

10 restorative surgeries for victims with severe sequelae of FGM

300 medical and gynecological patients treated

50 students’ educations saved -- also preventing them from forced marriage

1000 girls saved from being mutilated

10,000 women informed about their rights and their gynecological, sexual and reproductive health.


150 microloans for women entrepreneurs to achieve income and economic autonomy.

Sponsor an activist

FGM Project

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision, is one of the most brutal practices against women nowadays.

But…

 

Did you know that FGM can be reversed?

 

Mujeres Felices Foundation promotes and organizes access to free reconstructive genital surgery for female residents in Spain.

 

We can help you regain your pleasure.

 

Call us at 606 607 304

 

In Burkina Faso and Senegal, Mujeres Felices Foundation facilitates reparative surgeries for victims of FGM who have suffered serious consequences, working in conjunction with the NGO BIBIR AFRICA

 

BIBIR AFRICA is an NGO that has worked in West Africa since 2003 on projects aimed at the most vulnerable groups, mainly children and women. 

www.bibir.org

Courses of Action

Mujeres Felices Foundation and BIBIR AFRICA’s FGM Project has two major courses of action:

 

  • Awareness Campaigns and prevention of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation.

 

  • Surgeries to resolve the health problems and pain that arise as a result of FGM.

 

The most frequent consequences of FGM

  • Immediate complications include pain, bleeding, tetanus, sepsis, urine retention, open sores, and lesions on the stitches.

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  • Longer term consequences include infections, cysts, fistulas, low libido, complications in childbirth, sterility, depression, and anxiety.

FGM Project

Type 1: Clitoridectomy: Total or partial removal of the clitoris and/or the foreskin

 

Type 2: Excision: Total or partial removal of the clitoris and the labia menora.

 

Type 3: Infibulation: Narrowing of the vaginal opening to create a seal by cutting and the relocation of the labia menora or majora, which usually only leaves a small opening for urination and menstruation.

140,000,000 women have been mutilated

6,000 girls a day are victims of FGM

FGM is practiced in 28 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia

And also on immigrant girls in Europe and North America

In Europe, there are 500,000 women who have been mutilated

 Meet BIBIR AFRICA, our organization in West Africa 

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