Between October and November 2020, 76 experts from 44 organizations in 31 countries and 5 world regions gathered online to participate in multiple virtual stakeholder dialogue sessions in the run-up to the FGM Donors Working Group meeting on 16-17 November 2020. The online discussions focused on “Preventing and Responding to Female Genital Mutilation in Emergency […]
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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.
This discussion and the two webinars which were organized addressed the psychological consequences of FGM and presented the current services available to affected women and girls. While it is possible to identify psychological consequences directly linked to FGM, it is crucial to understand this event in a women’s life journey and within the broader social, cultural and economic context which have an influence on mental well-being.
There is still much to be done to enhance the psychological support offered to women and girls affected by FGM and to provide them with the support they need.
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.
Religion is often one of the first answers people give when asked why they practice FGM – but is there a connection between FGM and religion?
Why is FGM still practiced in the name of religions that do not ask for it?
How do we deconstruct these ideas?
On November 12 2020 GAMS Belgium, AIDOS and End FGM EU organize in the context of the Community of Practice on Female Genital Mutilation (CoP-FGM) a webinar to draw attention to the prevention of FGM and support for those affected in a humanitarian context. OBJECTIVES Through this webinar, the FGM-CoP (https://copfgm.org/) aims to present to […]
On the International Day of the Girl, we are proud to launch the Campaign “CoP Voices against FGM” on social media. The campaign aims to garner the experiences of our diverse members who are contributing to anti-Female Genital Mutilation policy and programming in their communities and respective fields.
« 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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