This section offers a collection of key resource material related to the practice of FGM and the existing frameworks developed to end the practice and protect affected women and girls. It is aimed for activists, lawyers, policy makers, government officials, civil society actors, researchers and anyone else who wants to investigate the issue of FGM in detail.
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This briefing paper outlines the importance of the ten overarching principles for Integrated Child Protection Systems (ICPS) in the context of female genital mutilation (FGM) and it demonstrates how they must be integrated and coordinated with some FGM-specific principles and perspectives.More
This advocacy toolkit aims at outlining how to develop an advocacy strategy to ensure, first of all, full unreserved ratification and subsequently national implementation of the Istanbul Convention, particularly for what concerns female genital mutilation (FGM).More
This brief draws from stakeholder interviews and a review of historical documents to present useful lessons for donors interested in supporting nascent organisations or catalysing a burgeoning ecosystem of influential activists.More
This report shines a spotlight on the presence of FGM/C in over 90 countries around the world and was written in collaboration by the End FGM European Network, Equality Now ans the US End FGM/C Network.More
Discursively negotiating violence, gender norms and gender order. "In Somaliland, the prevalence rate for female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) renders it nearly universal". Doctoral dissertation by Maria Väkiparta.More
"FGM is an African issue" "In Europe, we don't do that to girls" "FGM is women's business": sounds familiar? Excellent, because this guide we just released, in collaboration with GAMS Belgium, aims at breaking down common myths and misconceptions existing about FGM.More
A concise and comprehensive guide on how to talk about Female Genital Mutilation in a respectful and non-stigmatising way. Whether you are already an anti-FGM expert or if you are just starting to learn about the topic, we hope this tool will help you in developing the use of empowering and comprehensive narratives.More
The right path to health - Health education through religion WHO, Regional Office for the Eastern MediterraneanMore
Between the incorrect use of science and the misunderstood doctrine: FGM/C or female circumcision in Islam. Female circumcision, also known as female genital mutilation/cutting, (FGM/C) is deeply rooted in the history of many nations and peoples. There is a mistaken belief that the debate on FGM/C is a new one, but this is not the case.More
the End FGM European Network and its Spanish members Medicos del Mundo, Save a Girl Save a Generation and UNAF submitted a Shadow Report to the Council of Europe GREVIO Committee, on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention by Spain.More