under the aegis of Fondation de Luxembourg
Fondation Espoir supports victims of female genital mutilation.
The main aim of the foundation is to support victims of FGM (female genital mutilation). The founders of Fondation Espoir were inspired by social and cultural studies on theoretical aspects of female circumcision conducted over the last few years. FGM or female circumcision poses a significant threat to a lot of contemporary women. Every day thousands of girls from early childhood to 15 years old are exposed to painful and humiliating circumcision procedures. Such operations result in partial or complete ablation of external genitalia and seriously harm women’s physical and mental health. Most victims of FGM belong to vulnerable populations of Asian and African countries.
The foundation aims to help women who have undergone FGM to eliminate pain, adverse side effects of operations and to gain diagnosis and cure for diseases caused by circumcision. The program provides assistance to victims of FGM by means of restorative treatment and high-tech surgical operations in the most up-to-date European clinics. The foundation also provides help to children and adults who are in urgent need of medical treatments locally in Luxemburg and all over the world. The foundation covers transportation costs and provides accommodation for patients during the treatment. Fondation Espoir gives hope to hundreds of people to live a full and happy life.