International Conference on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

21 October 2013 - 25 October 2013


Organized by the Government of Italy, UNFPA and UNICEF

This international conference on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) aims to consolidate global political commitment, plan specific strategies, and further galvanize national action to build a broad-based movement to end FGM/C and related discriminatory practices in the next generation, in accordance with the 2012 GA Resolution 67/146 on intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations.

Moving Forward Statement

Symposium Materials

  • Concept Note (English)
  • Concept Note (French)
  • Agenda (Coming soon)
  • UNFPA Dispatch
  • FGM Culture Booklet (English)
  • FGM Culture Booklet (French)

Conference Posters

FGM/C Facts, Figures and Maps

Featured Stories

Scaling Up Strategies to Encourage Abandonment of FGM/C (UNFPA, 23 July 2013)

Avoiding and Mitigating the Health Consequences of FGM/C in Ethiopia (UNFPA, 18 June 2013)

Calling for an End to the Many Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls (UNFPA, 16 March 2013)

Hanging Out with Experts on Ending Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (UNFPA, 12 February 2013)

Ugandan Communities Scrutinize a Violent – Sometimes Deadly – Rite of Passage (UNFPA, 1 February 2013)

FGM is About Culture not Religion: Executive Director Interview  (IPS, 7 February 2013)

UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Annual Report 2012: Scaling Up a Comprehensive Approach to Abandonment in 15 African Countries

Joint Evaluation of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C): Accelerating Change