Ibiza Trendy fashion shop ( onlinefashionibiza.com ) joins forces with the organization Save a Girl Save a Generation in the struggle to eradicate female genital mutilation, forced marriage and any form of violence against women.
Ibiza Trendy has been feeling the need to join a transformative project whose main objective is freedom and empowerment for women.
When we heard about the work Safe a Girl Save a Generation is doing in the safe house for unprotected girls “Safe in Nairobi”, which will open in Kenya throughout 2019, Ibiza Trendy contacted Save a Girl Save a Generation’s team to start a relationship that is currently consolidated through a collaborative solidarity agreement.
Donation for each purchase
From now on, every person who shops at Ibiza Trendy online store ( onlinefashionibiza.com ) will have the option of making a donation at the end of their purchase. The full amount of this donation will be used to cover the expenses to build the safe house “Safe in Nairobi” that the NGO is planning to open in Nairobi (Kenya) throughout 2019. For Asha Ismail, contributions such as the one Ibiza Trendy is making are very important. “We are getting closer to our main goal, our big dream and now also Ibiza Trendy’s one, the home for girls in Safe in Nairobi”, she says. This project will be “a safe site that will provide security, education and most importantly for us: a foundation that will change the social norm that implies to be condemned just for the reason of being born female”.
Save a Girl Save a Generation
Save a Girl Save a Generation works to contribute to a world where women and girls could be free from female genital mutilation, forced marriages and all forms of gender violence. Founded in 2007 by Asha Ismail, it focuses its energies on creating a world in which girls and women have the power to be agents for change and contribute to education, health and leadership in their communities.
Although the reality of female genital mutilation affects 200 million girls and women in the world according to the World Health Organization, it remains totally unknown and invisible in many countries where it is scarcely practiced and where populations have never heard of it. In spite of everything, the terrible reality of clitoris cut is more and
more visible thanks to the sensibilisation campaigns and the first person testimonies of many victims.
Part of Safe a Girl Save a Generation work, both, in Spain and internationally, focuses on raising awareness, inform and train those professional sectors that have a direct relationship with this population, such as health personnel, social workers, educators, police, teachers, youth and judges, among many other groups. During the last years, the organization has given many conferences and workshops in educational institutions such as the Rey Juan Carlos University or the Complutense University, as well as participating in different events organized by organizations such as UNHCR, Casa África or Amnesty International, among many others. Asha Ismail, founder of Save a Girl Save a Generation, has also recently appeared on the Equality Commission of the Spanish Congress of Deputies and has visited the European Network against Female Genital Mutilation in Brussels, an institution from which Save a Girl Save Generation has become a part integrated with organizations from twenty other countries.
Safe in Nairobi Rescue Center
Safe in Nairobi Rescue Center project aims to provide a safe home for girls rescued from female genital mutilation, sexual exploitation, early marriages and other forms of oppression and gender-based violence against girls under the age of 18. It is about providing a decent and safe center not only to protect girls from this aggression, but also to allow them to complete studies that are often interrupted. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the rehabilitation of girls and their reintegration into the community when possible so that they will have solid opportunities to develop their full academic
potential and professional future.
The Government of Kenya has banned the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced marriages. In fact, the draft law on sexual rights the rights of crimes was passed in 2006, guaranteeing on paper women and girls rights. Despite this, FGM and early and forced marriages continue to proliferate in many parts of the country. There are many more forms of violence against girls, including rape and sexual exploitation. Uncircumcised girls and women often experience stigmatization, isolation and ridicule. However, there is evidence that the isolation is much worse for uneducated girls.