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KWISA was founded in 2012 by three Kenyan women who believed that Scotland needed to do more to meet the needs of women of African decent and their families. Since then they have worked tirelessly to grow the organisation and get KWISA’s message out there – organising events, campaigning and partnering with other organisations such as Faith Leaders, Third Sector organisations, MSPs , statutory bodies and the Scottish Government. KWISA’s achievements include bringing Faith Leaders together to sign a Declaration to eradicate FGM, petitioning the Scottish Government to add “Elongation” to their anti-FGM guidelines and attracting funding to build their capacity and expand their remit.
KWISA understands the importance of people who play a significant role in the lives of women and girls such as faith leaders, policy makers, relatives and key members of the family are involved in the campaign to stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).