Knowledge transfer at the Wassu Foundation
Numerous efforts to encourage people to abandon FGM have shown us that imposing its eradication is not the way to achieve socio-cultural change. On the contrary, it sparks resistance that serves to perpetuate the practice, sometimes clandestinely.
Real change comes from within, it cannot be imposed. Only when people are really able to make a choice can lasting change be achieved. They make real choices when they have information, can understand the harmful consequences of the practice, and recognise its negative impact on their lives. All this stems from dialogue that is respectful towards the socio-cultural context.