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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A new publication by the UNFPA offers a framework for changing discriminatory norms. Suggestions include creating a relationship of trust between communities and influencers and decision-makers and amplifying marginalised voices.More
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a matter of gender equality was addressed in the Beijing Platform for Action, both specifically and within all forms of gender-based violence, in several critical areas of concern, namely: women and health, violence against women, human rights of women and the girl child. The aim of this Toolkit is to support national advocacy in light of the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adoption and to analyse progress made.More
UNFPA published the State of World Population 2020: "Against My Will - Defying the practices that harm women and girls and undermine equality".More
The technical note, published by UNFPA, supports the development of preparedness and response plans for addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on girls and women at risk of, and affected by, female genital mutilation.More
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 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