The project deals with the sensitive issue Female Genital Mutilation and the topic women in center. We firmly believe that education is the solution for fighting against genital mutilation and this can contribute to a social Change. Our plan is to raise awareness for this issue and fight against FGM with a global street art campaign. Lotus invites all artists to create art to raise awareness for FGM.
Please send us a Photo of your artwork to
firstname.lastname@example.org, Thank you!
What is beauty? What is perfection?
The lotus flower is one of the most profound symbols in the world and has always been a symbol of perfection, love and enlightenment in various cultures.
We have chosen this symbol because all of these reasons.
Our aim is to express a critical way of view to get/address another perspective because of the symbol we find that even imperfaction is perfection in nature.
Every 11 seconds, a girl in the world is cut.
Every third girl cut dies as a result of FGM and many suffer a lifetime of both physical and psychological trauma.
1.000.000 cut women in Europe | 200.000.000 affected worldwide (WHO)
With approximately 42%, the sub-Saharan region has the highest rate of illiteracy worldwide.
Mostly this is due to the poor supply of school materials. In many African countries, there is only one school book for 20 to 30 pupils.
Although the use of textbooks is essential in the fight against illiteracy, only 1 % of the education budget is used for school books.
At least 200 million girls and women alive today living in 30 countries have undergone FGM/C
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) refers to “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.”
FGM/C is a violation of girls’ and women’s human rights. While the exact number of girls and women worldwide who have undergone FGM/C remains unknown, at least 200 million girls and women have been cut in 30 countries with representative data on prevalence. However, the majority of girls and women in most countries with available data think FGM/C should end and there has been an overall decline in the prevalence of the practice over the last three decades, but not all countries have made progress and the pace of decline has been uneven.
The World Health Organization (WHO) classified FGM/C into four broad categories in 1995 and again in 2007:
Type I: Partial or total removal of the clitoris and/or the prepuce.
Type II: Partial or total removal of the clitoris and labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora.
Type III: Narrowing of the vaginal orifice by cutting and bringing together the labia minora and/or the labia majora to create a type of seal, with or without excision of the clitoris. In most instances, the cut edges of the labia are stitched together, which is referred to as ‘infibulation’.
Type IV: All other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, for example: pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterization.
(Source: UNICEF (United Nations Children`s Fund)