United States FGM Facts
507,000 girls and women in the U.S. have undergone or are at risk of being subjected to FGM. (Population Reference Bureau 2015)
3048 girls and women in Kansas City MO have undergone or are at risk of being subjected to FGM
(Population Reference Bureau 2015)
Legal Status Of FGM: Illegal since 1996 (Equality Now)
Zero Tolerance Act To FGM: Introduced 2015 (Equality Now)
KGSF is the only organization undertaking FGM and Force teen marriages in the Kansas and we intent to support women affected and girls at risk of FGM and forced teen marriages through:
EDUCATE: Introduce a school program that will offer a comprehensive range of services for schools to engage and empower young people about issues that affect them and raise awareness about the role that everyone can play in supporting girls and women at risk, to eradicate this harmful culture.
EDUCATE: Offer a range of FGM training sessions, including accredited training for front line professionals including health, education, social services and the police, as well as to organizations from FGM practicing communities, and the voluntary sector at large.
EMPOWER: Engaging affected communities through events, training and community development approaches
ERADICATE CYCLES OF VIOLENCE: Empowering young people to help create change in their communities by providing skills, peer to peer training and support for youth advocates
ADVOCATE: We advocate to expand and strengthen federal and state laws in the US that help protect women and girls from female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and other issues that impact the well-being and threaten lives of women and girls.
SUPPORT: We Assist organizations and agencies with migrant matters and Support newly resettled migrants, to Wichita area and its environs when called upon. We are deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of immigrants specifically, refugees who find it difficult to integrate in Kansas due to cultural differences and limited language abilities. We aim to safely integrate them into the local community and increase their participation in public, economic, social, and cultural events.