Man on a mission to end FGM

Tony Mwebia is the founder of Men End FGM Foundation, an organisation that started off as an online campaign seven years ago, to fight FGM.

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What you need to know:

  • Tony Mwebia, a social worker by training is right at the frontline of fighting FGM.
  • The gender equality advocate says the experiences of the refugees including men and women on how they had lost loved ones, inspired him to focus on the war on FGM.
  • In 2013, Mr Mwebia started an online campaign dubbed #MenEndFGM to sensitise civil society organisations on the need to involve men in eradication of FGM.
  • Out of his campaign, various organisations including the United Nations and the government have reviewed their policy to involve men in the fight against FGM.

The war on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is always seen as a women’s struggle but 33-year-old Tony Mwebia is right at the frontline.

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