About us

Our mission statement

We aim to improve the quality of life and standard of living of vulnerable Somali women who are living with the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation. In addition, we aim to empower those facing multiple disadvantages within the community, with particular focus on medical problems.

Our vision

To see a world where everyone is given the opportunity and support to lead a better and dignified life.

Our history

sagalSagal Osman, the trailblazing and selfless original founding member, recognised that Somali women and young girls were strongly affected by the traumas of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and that support for them was either nonexistent or scarce and intermittent.
She also found that Somali women were extremely reluctant to seek help for their gynecological needs and that service provision by main providers, including the NHS, did not have the cultural-sensitivity that would encourage such women to take advantage of the services provided.
Her desire to support women in her local community and encourage them to seek the help they needed evolved into Good Efforts for Health and Wellbeing.

Our values

Open: We reach out to anyone who needs us
Together: We’re stronger in partnerships and involving users
Responsive: We listen, we act
Independent: We speak out at all times on behalf of our users
Unstoppable: We will never give up while others suffer