In July, AIDOS started a new project funded by the UNFPA / UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation and Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls and implemented in partnership with GAMS Belgium.
Gender transformative approaches to ending female genital mutilations aims at accelerating the reduction of FGM by enhancing the capacities of organizations, activists and professionals in Africa and Europe to prevent and respond to the practice and to address discriminatory gender and social norms to advance gender equality and women’s decision-making.
The project foresees the moderation of the CoP on FGM – a space for discussion for professionals, researchers, NGO workers, etc. in Africa and Europe, to exchange strategies and good practices to end FGM; the organization of a workshop with five West-African organizations on gender transformative approaches (GTAs) to end FGM; and the production of an animation video on the same topic. The expected outcome of the training will be the development of projects adopting a GTA and the organization of roll out sessions to local NGOs and CBOs by the five West-African organizations.
To find out more about GTA, the report Gender transformative approaches to ending Female Genital Mutilation is available.