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

Publication Date: September 2020

Publisher: UNFPA, UNICEF

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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.

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