Publications on Female genital mutilation

Costing the Three Transformative Results focuses on new research to estimate the costs associated the global effort led by UNFPA to: (a) end preventable maternal deaths, (b) end the unmet need for family planning, and...

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Beyond the Crossing: Female genital mutilation across borders

Globally, it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in 30 countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. The practice is...

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The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has continued to decline around the world, including in high prevalence countries where the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund...

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En 2018 el UNFPA puso en marcha una iniciativa estratégica basada en datos de calidad en favor de la consecución de los objetivos y la visión del Programa de Acción. Luchamos por lograr los tres ceros para 2030: cero...

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This manual is meant for training programme managers to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). It has been designed under a joint programme of the United Nations Population Fund and the...

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Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the practice of partially or totally removing the external genital organs for non-medical reasons. It violates the human rights of girls and women, and causes serious and, in some...

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A human rights approach to FGM places the practice within a broader social justice agenda — one that emphasizes the responsibilities of governments to ensure realization of the full spectrum of women’s and girls’...

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This companion booklet to How to Transform a Social Norm showcases key results achieved by the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation during 2014-2017.

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How to Transform a Social Norm is a reflection on Phase II (2014-2017) of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation: Accelerating Change. 

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Cover image By the Numbers

The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting analyses the progress being made towards abandoning female genital mutilation. 

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