During the month of June the Community of Practice will discuss Intergenerational aspects of FGM!
A bilingual community of practice building bridges between professionals from Africa and Europe aiming to put an end to Female Genital Mutilation
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The Thematic Discussions of the CoP FGM
The thematic discussions, launched every 2 months, encourage knowledge sharing and good practice between the CoP FGM’s members. The discussions are in both English and in French. The member’s contributions are translated by the moderators.
Given the power men have in their communities, men (and boys) are often seen as central actors with important potential to influence the prevalence of FGM in their communities.
The aim of the discussion is to gain better understanding of the opportunities and challenges of involving men and to identify which anti-FGM programming strategies can be used to bring about truly gender transformative change.
Sometimes, girls are taken across national borders in order to undergo FGM in a country where the law against the practice is either non-existent or less strict. This phenomenon is known as cross-border female genital mutilation.
Cross-border FGM is still poorly documented and difficult to identify, in part because of its clandestine nature.
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“The Community of Practice on Female Genital Mutilation” is part of the “Building Bridges between Africa and Europe to tackle FGM” project, supported by the “UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of FGM”.
The project is coordinated by AIDOS in partnership with GAMS Belgium.
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