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Female Genital Mutilation

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Situational analysis of FGM/C stakeholders and interventions in Somalia
S. Crawford; S. Ali / Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2015
The overall aim of the situational analysis in Somalia is for government, donors and the UN to gain a greater understanding of existing interventions towards ending female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), and to identify gaps so as...
‘One hand can’t clap by itself’: engagement of boys and men in Kembatti Mentti Gezzimma’s intervention to eliminate female genital mutilation and circumcision in Kembatta zone, Ethiopia
E. Stern; A. Anderson / Institute of Development Studies UK 2015
The successful involvement of men and women as part of a community-wide approach to shifting deep-rooted norms is critical for the abandonment of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM-C). However, there is limited research explor...
Women Can't Wait! Beijing+20 edition featuring Sarah Jones
S Jones / Equality Now 2015
On March 12th, at the 59th sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) in New York, Equality Now and UN Women presented a 20th anniversary edition of Women Can't Wait! The performance piece is based on their long running...
Helpdesk Report: adolescent reproductive health in Ethiopia
Department for International Development, UK 2011
Ethiopia is unusual within the region in having very low levels of sex before marriage.  According to the 2005 DHS well over 90% of single women are virgins.  Ensuring the health of adolescent girls is vital to the nation. E...
Focus on Female Genital Mutilation
International Initiative for Impact Evaluation 2013
Despite considerable research on FGM/C, there is little knowledge of what really works based on quantitative impact evaluations. Key findings from a systematic review to understand the effectiveness of interventions in reducing the pr...
Jane Miller on Female Genital Mutilation
Health and Education Advice and Resource Team 2013
In many African countries, women’s rights have made great progress. However female genital mutilation (FGM) continues to undermine the rights of women and girls. FGM has been proven to have devastating impact on women’s an...
Towards a parliamentary strategy for African women’s rights and gender equality: uniting parliamentary efforts to end violence against women in Africa
Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa 2010
While it is a universally recognised fact that eliminating gender inequality and achieving women’s empowerment are paramount to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, progress with implementation of the MDGs is the slowest ...
European Institute for Gender Equality: female genital mutilation
European Institute for Gender Equality 2014
The European Union (EU) has made considerable efforts in recent years to address female genital mutilation (FGM) as a form of gender-based violence and a serious violation of women and girls human rights. In June 2012, the European Pa...
Cultural protection against traumatic stress: traditional support of children exposed to the ritual of female genital cutting
J. H. Schultz; I. L. Lien / Dove Medical Press 2014
This study explores the factors addressed in folk psychology in The Gambia for protecting the girl-child from the potential traumatic stress of female genital cutting (FGC). The type and quality of the psychological care was analyzed ...
Accelerating the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting
United Nations Population Fund 2014
The Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), co-sponsored by UNFPA and UNICEF, aims to see communities that practice it abandon FGM/C within a generation. Key to their success is using a human rights-based approac...
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