The Donors Working Group on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

The Donors Working Group on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. A Matter of Gender Equality.

About the Working Group

The DWG has, since 2001, brought together key governmental and intergovernmental organizations and foundations committed to supporting the abandonment of FGM/C. Thanks to 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 and make a major difference for girls and women worldwide. Read the DWG's Platform for Action. [PDF, 282KB]

  Signatories to the DWG Platform for Action
  • Austria – Austrian Foreign Ministry

  • Finland – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Germany – Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

  • Ireland – Irish Aid

  • Italy – Direzione Generale Cooperazione allo Sviluppo of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Netherlands – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Norway – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

  • Sweden – Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

  • United Kingdom – Department for International Development (DFID)

  • United States – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • European Commission (EC)

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)

  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • United Nations Foundation (UNF)

  • United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

  • Wallace Global Fund

  • The World Bank

  • World Health Organization (WHO)

  • How Can I Help?

    • Join the DWG in supporting the implementation of the common programmatic approach for the abandonment of FGM/C, built on decades of program experience and research. Contact Us

    • Contribute resources toward plans of action at the local, national, or international levels that are consistent with the common programmatic approach.
    • Support the DWG Secretariat to help the partnership to expand and sustain the momentum.