Artists Unite to End FGM is a network of socially conscious artists committed to ending female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage and all violence against African women and girls. Our art practices range from painting, sculpture and photography to textile and new media. 

Artists Unite to End FGM came to be in May 2014 as a collaboration between the charity FORWARD and an artist Aga Tamiola. The first exhibition Traditions Run Deeper Than Law took place in March 2015 and it was part of an overall FORWARD exhibition - Something About Bodies which was part of FORWARD's 30th Anniversary events.  11 international artists created pieces deepening the understanding of cultural and traditional background of a harmful FGM practice and the complexities that societies encounter while trying to eradicate it. 

Traditions Run Deeper Than Law
Red Gallery, London, 2015
Photos: Emilia Maryniak