global women intact

 
 




global women intact

global women intact is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that nurtures arts of the african diaspora, and uses performance and presentations—including dance, music, theater, comedy and education—to raise awareness of the beauty and complexity of african cultures, and their impact on health and well-being. in particular, gwi is devoted to raising awareness about female genital cutting (fgc) and provides alternative, arts-based and culturally appropriate rites of initiation that honor the intact and healthy bodies of girls and women.

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on stage...

through performance, global women intact conducts an extensive arts program for public education and awareness in the united states.  artists present challenging questions with a comedic overtone that help americans to understand cross-cultural dynamics and their involvement in policies.  more …

...in the field

global women intact (gwi) provides direct services to women and children in africa, in addition to agencies that conduct outreach and education. gwi addresses the basic needs that contribute to harmful practices and makes transitions easier for communities.  more …

transcend culture...

global women intact produces the san francisco african dance and drum festival as a demonstration to transcend the rites of passage and initiation.  gwi brings some of the best renowned international dancers and drummers to the stage.  more …

global women intactglobal women intact uniquely addresses issues related to fgc by implementing programs in africa and the united states. it approaches public education and awareness from multiple levels and provides alternatives to rites of initiation that are culturally appropriate. founder sia amma has been the keynote speaker and lecturer in schools in west africa for over five years. she has also performed "clitoris celebration" at numerous universities and has been honored by san francisco supervisor ross mirkarim for her work and creative approach to end violence against women and girls. more …