Involving three generations to empower women

Involving different generations to favour women’s empowerment Judi Aubel, a member of the CoP on FGM, presented the work of the NGO the Grandmother Project and their project “the Girls’ Holistic Development (GHD) Program”, implemented in southern Senegal, by the NGO in close collaboration with the District Education Office. The objective of the program was “to increase girls’ success at school and to reduce the incidence of child marriage, teenage pregnancy and female genital mutilation”.

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A tool for GTA
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A tool for GTA

The technical note “Gender Transformative Approaches for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation” aims to help implement anti-FGM programmes that tackle root causes of gender inequality and redress the power dynamics and structures that serve to reinforce gender inequalities in societies.

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What is GTA?
Young boy shouting on a megaphone in a protest

What is GTA?

In order to understand why approaches to end FGM must be gender transformative one needs to understand the basic concepts of gender and gender norms. “Gender norms refer to informal rules and shared social expectations that distinguish expected behaviours on the basis of gender. Gender norms are a subset of social norms and are often referred to as gender-based social norms. They dictate how men and women should behave.” UNICEF 2021

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