Who are the CoP-FGM members?

The CoP FGM is open to anybody dealing with female genital mutilation in her/his job or activism. Multidisciplinarity is what makes the wealth and strength of the Community of practice.

Medical professionals, lawyers, academics, social workers, psychologists, projects managers, representatives of public and international institutions…  The profiles of the members are very diverse.  In this section you will find more information about the members as well as the moderators of the Community.

Meet the members

In this section we publish interviews and personal stories, highlighting the experiences of members working on the prevention of FGM and the care of survivors. 

Coordination and Moderation

The Community of practice is moderated by a team based in Africa and Europe.

Stéphanie Florquin


Stéphanie joined GAMS in 2015. She has coordinated the Community of Practice against FGM project since 2016. She is passionate about collective learning and believes that together we can improve prevention and care. In addition to her work on this project she occupies the position of Deputy director at GAMS Belgium, with responsabilities in HR, coordinates a Belgian network for professionals working on FGM and conducts qualitative research.

Cynthia Umurungi


Cynthia joined the Community of Practice as a consultant moderator in 2019. She has over 8 years of working experience in the communication and non-profit sectors. She has worked with various women's groups and has been able to see firsthand the problems and violence that women go through. Cynthia is originally from Rwanda and Burundi but lives in Kenya.

Isatou Jallow

The Gambia

Isatou joined the CoP in 2019 as a web moderator. She is a passionate advocate for the rights and wellbeing of women and girls and a champion for gender equality. She has extensive knowledge and experience in Communications, advocacy and community development. Isatou works with various women-led organizations in The Gambia to deliver a safer world for women and girls to thrive in. She is passionate about telling the stories of women and girls, their struggles and wins in The Gambia and beyond. .

“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.

The views expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the UNFPA, UNICEF or any other agency or organization.

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