MAINSTREAMING OF FGM
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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