Between October and November, 76 experts from 44 organisations in 31 countries and from 5 world regions gathered online to participate in multiple virtual stakeholder dialogue sessions in the run up to the FGM Donors Working Group meeting on 16-17 November.
The online discussions focused on “Preventing and Responding to Female Genital Mutilation in Emergency and Humanitarian Contexts” with the explicit aim of providing a concrete set of recommendations for donors and key actors in the field. These were presented during the Webinar “Leaving No One Behind: Target 5.3 in Emergencies”, that took place on 12 November.
The dialogue was organised by AIDOS, GAMS Belgium and the End FGM European Network in the framework of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program on FGM supported project “Building Bridges between Africa and Europe to tackle FGM”. It also builds on the work of the Community of practice on FGM (CoP FGM), which provides virtual spaces for collective discussion, ideas and information-sharing on Female Genital Mutilation, whilst applying a Building Bridges perspective (focusing on Africa and Europe).
The outcomes of the dialogue are gathered in a report entitled: “Preventing and Responding to Female Genital Mutilation in Emergency and Humanitarian Contexts – Results from the Virtual International Stakeholder Dialogue” launched this week.