Joint submission to the UN Secretary General Report on FGM/C 2020

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In May 2020, the members of the Global Platform for Action to End FGM/C jointly submitted to the UN Secretary General progress report on the practice.

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Covering all regions of the globe, the report shares information on: laws and policy; prevention strategies; multi-sectoral services, programmes and responses; data and research; community perspectives; and FGM/C the COVID-19 pandemic.

This submission has been complied by members of the Global Platform for Action to End FGM/C: Amref Health Africa, Coalition on Violence Against Women, End FGM Canada Network, End FGM European Network, Equality Now, Orchid Project, Sahiyo, The Girl Generation, The Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices, The US End FGM/C Network, There Is No Limit Foundation and Tostan.

It represents a joint effort across our respective organisations and regional networks to combine our global expertise, knowledge and partnerships to support efforts to end FGM/C by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This submission provides regional progress updates across the key thematic areas of the Secretary General report since the last report in 2018.