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Our campaign With (he)art against FGM was launched in December 2010 with the objective to raise awareness on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and its serious consequences, and to encourage people to take action.
With (he)art against FGM is a private initiative of visual artists, musicians and writers. For the first time, artists from various fields have come together to demonstrate against this practice. Through various measures, such as art and literature competitions, exhibitions, concerts and social media activities we want to reach and mobilize as many people as possible.
We hope to create a real emotional bond and to stimulate a global discussion in online forums and social networks. The eradication of this gross violation of human rights must take the position it deserves, high on the world agenda.
We appeal to all women and men to speak out against Female Genital Mutilation. Together we can support the efforts of those affected by FGM, to eradicate this horrible practice in the near future.
We are against FGM, not against the people
FGM is deeply-rooted in the customs and traditions of many societies. Therefore it is particularly important to adopt a thoughtful and respectful approach across cultural boundaries. For this reason we are against any religious, ethical, sexual and social condemnation of population groups.
We artists have the hands which depict the changes in the world and the spirit. So it was in the caves, at the dawn of mankind, so it is today, and so shall it be tomorrow." - Fernando Naviskas, Brazilian plastic Artist
'Its my body!' - Art and Literature Project
Millions of girls and women around the world - even among us - are victims of FGM. For these women, this means a lifelong agony. With (he)art against FGM wants to call upon visual artists, writers and musicians worldwide, to express their views on the issue. The aim of our project is to contribute to breaking still existing taboos and to create a new consciousness of the female anatomy and sexuality, so that unnecessary interventions on the female body may soon be a thing of the past.
Under the motto It's my body! you can submit pictorial works (max. 70 x 100 cm), (small) sculptures, poems, short stories and
In order to realize our projects, we depend on sponsoring. Therefore we are searching for partners willing to support our work, either by placing ad banners on our pages or sponsor logos on sponsored publications.
If you are interested in supporting our actions and/or sponsoring our web presence, please use our contact form to get in touch with us.