The survey should take between 15 and 30 minutes to complete and your answers will be completely anonymous. If you need to exit the survey before completing it, your answers will be saved and you may return to the same computer to edit or complete your responses.
WHY THE SURVEY
Through this survey, Sauti Yetu, a NYC non-profit, aims to better understand how African immigrant individuals and communities participate in and contribute to legislative processes and policy development in the United States and in their country of origin. In addition, we hope to understand how individuals communicate with key stakeholders in their communities here and abroad and the networks that result from this connection. Lastly, we hope to foster a dialogue that engenders understanding and builds relationships—both nationally and at the community level—that reflect the complexity and sensitivity of the issue of female genital cutting.
ABOUT SAUTI YETU
Over the last seven years, Sauti Yetu and several African immigrant organizations throughout the United States have worked to include the voices of immigrant and refugee communities in U.S. policy discourse. Through our prior research, which has included surveys and focus groups, we have documented attitudes and perspectives on female genital cutting (FGC), youth and migration in the informal economy, women and economic mobility throughout NYC’s hair braiding salons, the effectiveness of ESL on students designated as Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE) following migration to the U.S., along with other important issues. We have found that the African immigrant community is frustrated with the lack of inclusion in debates, policy development and the passing of legislation.