First Inter-Regional Coalition to end FGM Joint Statement

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Brussels Addis Ababa Kuala Lumpur Washington, 29 November 2018 : In the aftermath of the presentation of the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) report on ‘Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation’ at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), regional civil society networks combating female genital mutilation (FGM) welcome this important document as well as the UNGA resolution on FGM and reaffirm their commitment to scale up efforts to end this traditional harmful practice worldwide through increasing their cross-regional cooperation.


"Our Coalition aims to enable better coordination among civil society working towards the abandonment of FGM at different regional and sub-regional levels, and increase collaboration and information sharing to help keep momentum and accelerate change to end FGM worldwide through improved cooperation across regions."

"We are clearly at a turning point, where if we do not increase our efforts towards the abandonment of FGM, all progress made in the past three decades in terms of reduction of prevalence rates, will be dramatically reverted. It takes a world to end FGM and we all need to grab this momentum and build bridges among us to bring it to an end”, said Fiona Coyle, Director of the End FGM European Network.