The Youth Ambassadors 2021-2023
In 2017, the End FGM EU launched the Youth Ambassadors programme to increase the involvement of young people as drivers of social change to end FGM in Europe and beyond.
The Network Youth Ambassadors join from various European countries where End FGM EU has Members. They are directly linked to FGM-affected communities and to the member they represent in the programme. Through the programme, they are given the opportunity to expand their skills and are given space to use their voice internationally, in various contexts to advocate for a world free-from violence against women and girls.
The Youth Ambassadors’ work is impactful in raising awareness on FGM: with key audiences from affected communities to European decision-makers. One of the programme’s great achievements is the Purple Chair videos funded by Erasmus +. In this project, Youth Ambassadors connected with each other across borders to develop their series of videos addressing critical issues such as feminism, intimate partner violence, intersectionality or the involvement of men in the eradication of FGM.
You can find more information on the Youth Ambassadors programme here: Enabling Communities | End FGM