In 2017, End FGM EU launched the Young Ambassadors program with the aim of empowering young people as agents of change in the fight against female genital mutilation (FGM) in Europe and beyond. The Young Ambassadors come from various European countries and represented communities affected by FGM.
The program has had a significant impact on raising awareness about FGM, reaching key audiences from affected communities to European leaders. One of its biggest achievements was the Purple Chair project, a series of videos on critical issues related to FGM.
Purple Chair Podcast
The Purple Chair Podcast project is a joint initiative of the End FGM EU Network, FORWARD UK, Akidwa, FSAN – Federatie van Somalische Associaties Nederland, and Save a Girl Save a Generation. This series of podcasts aims to give greater prominence to young people and raise awareness about the harmful effects of female genital mutilation (FGM), as well as promote gender equality.
You can learn more details about it by downloading the following PDF: Download
Meet Imtinan, Youth Ambassador in this project:
Imtinan Munir Abdulkarim is a multilingual student who is currently studying Civil and Territorial Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Born and raised in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Imtinan and his family emigrated to Spain when he was 17 years old so that he could continue his higher education. He quickly learned Spanish and was able to finish high school and enroll in a university. Imtinan speaks Arabic, English, Swahili, and Spanish. He is also a Youth Ambassador of Save a Girl Save a Generation and is participating in the Purple Chair podcast.