What we do
Since its inception in 1994, Rainbo has led the field of advocating and campaigning against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Our analysis shows that FGM is a social practice based in unequal gender relations in society. Rainbo has heralded advocacy efforts that demonstrate that FGM is a violation of women''s basic rights and bodily integrity. We have worked to bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing tools, technical support and training to our local partners in Africa. As a result, communities and families in our project areas have publicly declared not to circumcise their daughters.
In 2000, we launched Amanitare (The Pan African Partnership for the Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights for Women & Girls'') placing women''s reproductive health and bodily rights at the heart of the development agenda in Africa.
Currently, Rainbo works with local partners across Africa to improve the reality of African women''s and girls'' lives, thereby helping them to achieve their full potential and to participate in their communities. We combine this with influencing international and regional policies to ensure a positive and enabling environment and legal framework for our work on the ground.