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Friday, 31 July 2015 00:00

International Recognition for CWB project

Cricket Without Boundaries is delighted to be featured in the recent DFID publication Girl Summit – One Year On. Girl Summit 2014, co-hosted by the UK government and UNICEF in London in July 2014, built partnerships and galvanised the global movements to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and Child, Early and Forced Marriage (CEFM).

oneyearonOne Year On, highlights some of the inspiring actions being taken around the world toward a future free from FGM/C and CEFM. The Publication includes the commitments made by International Governments, Unicef and other NGO’s and charities.

In February 2014 CWB partnered with FGM Charity 28 Too Many and the Masaai Cricket Warriors, to deliver what is believed to be the first anti FGM project using sport. During the project more than 1,750 boys and girls received cricket coaching and FGM awareness training. 25 adults including teachers, youth workers and health professionals were trained as coaches. The community committed to end FGM and take the message to neighbouring villages. CWB Operations Manager Hannah Weaver who was part of the ground breaking project said “CWB is delighted to be part of the movement to end FGM and enforced child marriage. The work we undertook in Kenya will lay the foundations in ending the practice amongst the Masaai in that region. The Girl Summit 2014 – one year on features some of the inspirational work that is been done in this area and we are very proud to be highlighted in it.”

For more information on the project please read the project blog http://cwbblogs.com/kenya15/

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