MAINSTREAMING OF FGM

On November 27, 2018, the Community of Practice organized a conference in Paris on “Systematic Integration of FGM – Mainstreaming”.

With the term “Systematic Integration of FGM/ Mainstreaming” we intended to address FGM in broader programs such as sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, human rights and women’s rights, as well as in different sectors – such as education, asylum, health, research, law enforcement, child protection. It is widely recognized that such systematic integration of FGM is key to ending the practice and ensuring that all women and girls are adequately reached by services.

In order to continue the discussion within the Community of Practice on FGM, and to gather the experiences of members, we launched a discussion on this topic on March 19, 2019. For this purpose, a document proposing a synthesis of the arguments and discussions of the conference was drafted

The document can also be downloaded in PDF version here 

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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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