Young people standing at the forefront of ending FGM in a generation


Empowering, educating and employing adolescents and youth is a precondition for harnessing the demographic dividend, unleashing the power of young people and paving the path to prosperity. This is what the Youth Enterprise Model (YEM) is about.

By integrating sexual and reproductive health with formal and informal business training, YEM presents great opportunities for Uganda’s young people. Here's how.


Dowry payment has been cited as one of the reasons for the escalation of Female Genital Mutilation in practicing communities accompanied by child and early marriages. However today, elders in the community are fighting the practice thaks to sensitisation programmes on the Anti-FGM law. 


Legislators at the Pan African Parliament meeting in Johannesburg South Africa have concurred that men need to be involved in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation and child marriage in Africa. Political commitment was another demand. 


Ugandan musicians promote condom use to save lives.