Commitment to Action

Addressing Harmful Practices: FGC and Child Marriage

Commitment by

United Postcode Lotteries

In 2013, The United Postcode Lotteries (UPL) committed, together with its partners AMREF, Tostan and Girls Not Brides, to work towards bringing an end to harmful practices affecting girls and young women, specifically child marriage and female genital cutting (FGC), with a specific focus on East and West Africa. The partners recognize that bringing an end to harmful traditional practices affecting girls and women will require action at the global, regional, national, and local level. This commitment therefore brings together a donor focused on girls' and women's rights, a global partnership of almost 300 organizations based in 50 countries focused on child marriage, and two NGOs with a deep and proven commitment to working directly with communities in Africa to address these practices.

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Commitment

Addressing Harmful Practices: FGC and Child Marriage

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$3,590,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa, Africa, Asia

Countries

EGYPT, GAMBIA, KENYA, NEPAL, Tanzania, ZAMBIA

Commitment by

United Postcode Lotteries

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Girls Not Brides, Amref Health Africa, Tostan