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About Us

The ProjectACEi, is non-profit group stands against female genital mutilation and harmful practices against women and girls. ProjectACEi is a group of African and European women and men that fight for the abolition of FGM. Child and Early Marriage, Forced Marriage.  ProjectACEi is working with Governments, International Organizations, National Health Services (NHS), NSPCC, Home Office, Faith Leaders and many statutory agencies to promote the elimination of FGM and violence against women.

Our Story

We work to promote a strong sense of awareness, education and community engagement in tackling female genital mutilation (FGM), violence against women and girls within affected communities in the United Kingdom and Sub Saharan Africa.

Our Mission

Our vision is a world free from FGM, violence against women and girls. Our aim is to work with communities, young girls and their families, to help empower and educate all those involved in female genital mutilation, domestic abuse and sexual violence to help change their views and change the future of young women.

Overview and Causes

FGM is a fundamental violation of the rights of girls.  It is discriminatory and violates the rights to equal opportunities, health, freedom from violence, injury, abuse, torture and cruel or inhuman and degrading treatment. Where possible, we work with and support reputable anti-FGM associations across the globe like NETFA in Australia. This is a global problem that need a global solution.

Latest News

  • Women Deliver is a multi-national organisation that believes that the health, rights and well being of girls and women across the globe is everyone’s responsibility. ProjectACEi’s founder, Alimatu Dimonekene was a guest speaker at Women Deliver’s recent conference in Copenhagen. With 6,000 attendees from 169 countries, the Women Deliver......

  • The Not In My Name coalition, formed by leading campaigners and women’s and girl’s rights organizations, launches today. The joint partnership between these organizations calls for the elimination of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) in Sierra Leone, including by introducing a ban on this human rights violation as a matter......

  • Project ACEi’s founder, Alimatu Dimonekene was invited into the Vanessa Feltz show to describe her personal experience – and to answer questions about this horrific practice. What made it very unusual was that the Vanessa show has one of the largest audiences on UK radio......

Relevant Facts

It is estimated in the UK that 137,000 women and girls have undergone FGM. Over 66,000 girls between 0-15 in the UK have been born to mothers who have undergone FGM. FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person’s rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.

Key facts

  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons
  • The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women
  • Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, infertility as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths
  • More than 125 million girls and women alive today have been cut in the 29 countries in Africa and Middle East where FGM is concentrated (1)
  • FGM is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15
  • FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women. (WHO, 2014)

Our Work

Commissioned Work


We provide expert speakers for events and conferences as well as education establishments

Collaboration Work


Local & national government as well as other bodies often need expert input – which we can provide

Artwork from Emma Scutt


With our extensive network, we can help spotlight and promote work (artistic and otherwise) that helps the FGM cause

Our Team


Alimatu Dimonekene

Alimatu Dimonekene has dedicated her life to stopping FGM as well as other violent and exploitative practices toward women and girls, both here in the UK and across the globe. Winner of the True Hero Award 2015 for her work in tackling FGM, Alimatu has used her experiences as an FGM survivor in working extensively with key agencies, including UN Women (UK), The Home Office, Metropolitan Police, NHS and the NSPCC.

Alimatu has also worked with a number of respected authorities and media partners that are dedicated to safeguarding girls and women at risk. She plans to extend her work and become much more active in Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Liberia – supporting communities with strategies for eliminating violence against women and girls. In December 2015, Alimatu was invited by the African Union to host Youth Panel discussions at the End Child Summit in Lusaka, Zambia – in order to look at ways of combating Child and Early Marriage worldwide. Alimatu made such an impact that she is now mentoring most of the Youth delegates she met at the Summit.

ProjectACEi will not rest until the whole world has ended the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Lisette Mibo
Lisette Mibo

Lisette Mibo – Founder and Executive director  

Lisette Mibo is an award-winning model based in the United Kingdom. She was born in the city of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and went to university in the UK. Lisette is now the CEO of Passion For Motherland, an organisation that raises funds to help street children in Kinshasa.


Irenia Francis

Sialou Eliane Dieny

Issa Samura


Board of Trustees

Hibo Wardere

Birgit Masden

Abdula Rahim Kamara

Diaka Salena Koroma