Training report – sustainable involvement of men in ending FGM


In 2023, the Community of Practice is focusing on how to work with men to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and create a society free from negative social norms that affect girls and women such as FGM.

Two years ago, the Community of Practice on Female Genital Mutilation (COP FGM) had a similar conversation about engaging men to end FGM. In the spirit of deepening that conversation, and because of its relevance to this year’s theme of: Gender transformative approaches to ending female genital mutilation-Engaging men for lasting change.

On 22 June 2023, COP FGM organised an online training on the sustainable involvement of men to end FGM at the request of its members. This training provided a space and a platform for sharing and learning from those who have applied various promising strategies. The training was led by Seydou Niang, a trainer and specialist in field activities with men’s groups on gender issues and gender-based violence such as FGM. The objectives of the training were to discuss the different methods and channels for working with men on FGM, to address the challenges of involving men in the fight against FGM, and to map out avenues and make recommendations based on the trainer’s field experience.

The training has been recorded and is available for replay. You can watch it again below:

Manual on how to involve men and boys in ending FGM

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