AIDOS training - Gender Transformative Approaches to ending FGM


From the 14 to the 18 of November, AIDOS held a training in Dakar (Senegal) on Gender transformative approaches (GTAs) to ending female genital mutilations. The training, organised in the framework of a project funded by the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation and Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls, saw the participation of staff of 10 organizations from Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal. 

The sessions addressed topics such as gender roles and stereotypes, power imbalances, the gender equality continuum and the socioecological model, with a participatory approach.

At the end of the training, participants were able to develop new projects and activities or redesign the ones they are already implementing, by incorporating elements that aim not solely to eradicate female genital mutilation in and of itself, but to also transform the gendered and social norms and power relations which have produced and maintained it as a practice. The expected outcome of the training is the development of projects adopting a GTA and the organization of roll out sessions to local NGOs and CBOs by the West-African organizations.