Home » About us

About us

Stop FGM Middle East is an initiative by WADI e.V.. For the story how it all began read our background.

Founded in 1992, WADI is non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Frankfurt, Germany and Suleymania, Iraq and is recognized as a non-profit association in Germany. Donations are tax-deductible. Nearly 99 percent of WADI’s operating budget directly funds the organization’s projects and programs. Financial and accounting reports are available upon request.

WADI supports people in the Middle East in their strive to improve living conditions and democratic and human rights. Since more than ten years the main focus is the improvement of women’s rights, the struggle against domestic violence and female genital mutilation (FGM) in Northern Iraq. The engagement with FGM in Iraq and further research has led WADI to realize the scope of the problem in large parts of Asia – a human rights’ abuse mostly ignored up to that date. The Stop FGM Middle East & Asia campaign was consequently founded in 2013 to raise awareness internationally, to connect anti-FGM activists in Asia and to organize support for their projects and campaigns.



Herborner Str. 62
D-60439 Frankfurt a. M.
Tel: 069-57002440
Fax: +49 69 975392640
E-Mail: info@wadinet.de

Thank you for your interest. For questions and further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will make any effort to get back to you as soon as possible.

Stop FGM Middle East
Project Coordinator:
Hannah Wettig
German Office phone ++49-30-23569682
Iraq Office phone ++964-7701-588173