Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) is teaming up with the Nevada non-profit association, Clitoraid to assist survivors of FGM receive proper obstetrics/gynecology (OB/GYN) attention, including FGM restorative surgeries.
Clitoraid is a non-profit association that aims to build a hospital in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, West Africa, which offers free medical services for the physical restoration and rehabilitation for the survivors of Female Genital Mutilation. Since 2006, Clitoraid has been able to train several doctors and assist in providing clitoral repair surgery for many women around the world who have traveled to France or the United States for their surgical repair treatment. All of their patients have reported life-changing improvements after the surgery. Clitoraid is concentrating its charitable endeavors in Burkina Faso, West Africa where millions of genitally maimed women reside. The hospital was completed in March 2014, and to date more than 30 surgeries have been performed on FGM survivors. The restorative surgeries performed in Burkina Faso are free of charge, since most African women cannot afford to pay for the surgery. The cost of such surgery represents a 2-year salary for most African women, let alone the travel cost from another African country to Burkina Faso.
First Clitoraid Hospital in West Africa
Women Celebrate Hospital Opening
Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation will partner with Clitoraid to raise funds to sponsor the restorative surgeries for FGM survivors, not only in Africa but also in the United States. Approximately 507,000 girls in the U.S. are either at risk of undergoing FGM or have already undergone the practice of FGM. The cost of the surgery in the U.S. is $1700.
For more information on FGM and how you can support restorative surgeries please visit www.globalwomanpeacefoundation. For additional information on the West African hospital and restorative surgeries visit www.clitoraid.org.