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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The movement to end FGM would be incomplete without the next generation of activists. If you want to understand effective strategies that will make a difference in working with youth to tackle FGM, here's how!More
This publication, developed by Plan International Deutschland and coordinated by Dr. Gwladys Awo, supports the implementation of their interdisciplinary work and is a milestone in educational work with women and girls affected by FGM.More
This paper presents the United to End Female Genital Mutilation (UEFGM) knowledge platform, which is part of an EU-funded project. The platform is designed as a practice tool to improve the knowledge and skills of professionals who are likely to come into contact with women and girls affected by FGM.More
COVID-19 has upended the lives of children and families across the globe and is impacting efforts to end child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). This technical note compiles some of the evidence on harmful practices in the time of a public health emergency and proposes programmatic responses on a policy level; systems level; in terms of evidence and data; and on the level of communities and individuals.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.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This brief draws from stakeholder interviews and a review of historical documents to present useful lessons for donors interested in supporting nascent organisations or catalysing a burgeoning ecosystem of influential activists.More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