The thematic discussions, launched every month, aim to favor knowledges and good practices’ sharing between the CoP-FGM’s members. They are held both in French and in English. 

A thematic note with information about the elected topic, resources and questions to debate, is shared with members and made available for everyone on the website. Experts on the topic are invited to participate in every discussion. Their role is to actively support the debate, answer members’ questions and participate in sharing of knowledges bringing their expertise on the topic. Discussions end with a summary in order to keep and bring to light collective knowledge produced during the discussion.

In this section of the website you can find all the information gathered during the Thematic discussions. You can also propose a topic for discussion by emailing the moderators.

Currently discussed topic

Humanitarian and Crisis contexts

The top 15 list of countries with the highest Female Genital Mutilation prevalence rate includes 8 fragile countries in need of humanitarian aid and most of the countries with the highest Female Genital Mutilation prevalence rates worldwide are also countries suffering from humanitarian crises and defined as “fragile contexts”. However, evidence shows that Female Genital Mutilation is not a priority for donors and policymakers including those responsible for programming and humanitarian workers involved in fragile contexts.

« 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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