Global strategy to stop health-care providers from performing female genital mutilation (2010)

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The Global strategy to stop health-care providers from performing female genital mutilation, developed by UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO, FIGO, ICN, IOM, MWIA, WCPT and WMA, looks at the challenges of, and strategy for ending the medicalisation of FGM by outlining what health-care providers and national authorities can do. This holistic, human rights-based strategy was created in collaboration with and is intended for key stakeholders, including UN and health-care professional bodies, but also national governments and NGOs.

Key points of the strategy are:

  • Mobilising political will and funding.
  • Strengthening the understanding and knowledge of health-care providers.
  • Creating supportive legislative and regulatory frameworks.
  • Strengthening monitoring, evaluation and accountability.