The Donors Working Group on FGM/C (DWG) brings together key actors at the international level. The participants' foci and mandates differ, yet their individual policies and programs reflect a common approach as outlined in the group's Platform for Action [PDF, 326KB]. The platform is a systemic approach that stimulates and supports large scale social transformation that benefits children and women. Thanks to this broad consensus and growing partnership, the basis now exists for scaling up abandonment strategies. If the necessary resources are mobilized, it is possible to extend support to communities worldwide to enable them to abandon FGM/C within a generation.
Through the sharing and systematic analysis of experiences, the DWG has reached a consensus on a common programmatic approach to support the abandonment of the practice of FGM/C. The Platform for Action [PDF, 326KB] summarizes its elements.
February 17, 2016