Resilience In Action: Lessons Learned From The Joint Programme During The Covid-19 Crisis

Publication Date: September 2020

Publisher: UNFPA, UNICEF

Download

According to estimates by UNFPA, the COVID-19 pandemic may result in two million cases of female genital mutilation that would otherwise have been averted or a one third reduction in progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 5.3, the elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030.

With limited research and documentation on the impact of humanitarian crises on female genital mutilation, the Joint Programme developed this brief to document lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis. Drawing on rapid assessments and surveys, and consultations with country and regional offices, the brief presents Joint Programme strategies for adapting interventions to ensure business continuity in the face of the pandemic, and captures learning that will inform the programme’s future strategic planning. 

The brief is intended for staff, partners, and stakeholders working towards the elimination of female genital mutilation.

Related content

News
Fear, isolation, grief, economic stress and shuttered support services are taking a vast toll on the mental health of people around the world.
News
Mahgul* vividly remembers the day she was engaged to be married. "I was 7," she said.
News
With limited funding coming in, UNFPA has been able to resume operations in some key health facilities across the country. But much more support is needed.

Pages