As the leading advocacy group of all youth bodies working to end all forms of female genital mutilation in Nigeria, the Youth Network against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting is a movement catalyzing social change by engaging young people and amplifying their voices to speak for the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation through targeted advocacy to key players, capacity building and development, communications and media engagements, partnerships and program implementation. We also work on other sexual and reproductive health and rights issues.


The health and rights of women and girls is our priority and as young people, we are at the fore of tackling critical issues affecting them with focus on issues bordering on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and gender based violence (GBV).


Our work focuses on changing harmful traditional practices such as FGM and GBV using several strategies and engaging relevant stakeholders to make commitments towards solving these critical issues by abandonment of such practices. We focus on a broad range of SRHR issues affecting young people and seek ways of addressing them.


Our approach is about robust advocacy, in-depth research, policy negotiation, youth engagements/partnerships, capacity building and development because we believe that when young people come together to speak in one voice against a social issue, the world listens! We employ an intergenerational, inter-religious and multidisciplinary approach involving staff and volunteers to achieve our goals. We lso use storytelling and social change communication in driving our advocacy programmes. No one is left behind because everyone matters.