Mainstreaming FGM

On November 27th 2018, the Community of Practice co-organized a conference in Paris on the theme « Mainstreaming efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation ».

With the term « Mainstreaming”, the theme of the Conference, we intend addressing FGM in wider programs, such as those on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), gender-based violence (GBV), human rights and women’s rights, and in multiple sectors – such as education, asylum, health, research, law enforcement, child protection. There is broad acknowledgment that mainstreaming of Female Genital Mutilation– is key to ending the practice and in ensuring that all affected women and girls are reached in an appropriate way by services.

To enable a continuation of the discussion within the Community of Practice on FGM, and to collect experiences of members, we launched a discussion on this theme on March 19, 2019. For that, a document which provides a synthesis of the arguments and discussions of the conference was drafted.

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