Global Consultations on FGM

Global Consultations on FGM

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Genre: Reports & Summaries
This publication contains rich content on research findings concerning global trends and the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and its linkages with maternal and newborn health More info →
The Other Face of FGM: Moral and Social Elements

The Other Face of FGM: Moral and Social Elements

The moral and social attributes of FGM defined by practicing communities are shown in this study based on surveys conducted in Africa and Europe. This study highlights the urgency of reaching out to the grassroots level to generate effective results and assist them in declaring their abandonment of the practice. More info →
Coordinated Strategy to Abandon FGM Cutting in one Generation

Coordinated Strategy to Abandon FGM Cutting in one Generation

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The coordinated strategy presented in this technical note describes a human rights-based approach to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) programming. The note aims to provide guidance to programmers who are supporting large-scale abandonment of FGM/C in Egypt, Sudan and countries in sub-Saharan Africa. More info →
Promoting FGM Abandonment in Egypt: Introduction of Positive Deviance

Promoting FGM Abandonment in Egypt: Introduction of Positive Deviance

CEPDA, using the positive deviance approach, has been working to end the practice of FGM in Egypt by implementing FGM abandonment programs. This paper summarizes the stages and outcomes related to the implementation of the various programs within their communities. More info →
Begin Community Dialogue on FGM/C by Discussing Cultural Justification

Begin Community Dialogue on FGM/C by Discussing Cultural Justification

Female genital cutting is strongly supported among the Somali community, and the severest form is primarily practiced. Efforts to encourage abandonment should begin with community discussion about the socio-cultural reasons for cutting. Simultaneously, health care providers need training in how to manage the complications of FGM/C. More info →
FGM in Sweden: Swedish Legislation Regarding Female Genital Mutilationâ and Implementation of the Law

FGM in Sweden: Swedish Legislation Regarding Female Genital Mutilationâ and Implementation of the Law

This publication aimed to analyze and evaluate the implementation of legislation against FGM/C (Acts on FGM, child protection legislation, secrecy legislation, etc.) in Sweden specifically among immigrant communities. More info →
Mobilize Health Care Providers to Advocate Against FGM/C

Mobilize Health Care Providers to Advocate Against FGM/C

FGM/C has become increasingly medicalized in Kenya’s Abagusii community. However, providers express willingness to advocate against the practice. Interventions to mobilize providers must address not only their financial motivation for providing the service, but also their understanding of the human rights and health consequences of the practice. More info →