The Donors Working Group on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

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

Resources

This section of the DWG Web site offers additional resources on FGM/C such as surveys, related publications, and Web sites.

Related Publications

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Female genital mutilation: An RCN resource for nursing and midwifery practice (Second edition) – February 2015 [PDF, 3.3MB]
The guidance supports health professionals in their response by illustrating good practice examples in the provision of specialized care, as well as how to work effectively with other agencies and with the families affected by female genital mutilation.

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Trained health professionals who perform female genital mutilation (FGM) are violating girls' and women's rights to life and health. [PDF, 335KB]
This World Health Organization (WHO) poster discusses the prevalence of female genital cutting by health professionals and details why those professionals are violating girls’ and women’s rights to life and health.

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Data and Trends – Update 2014 [PDF, 870KB]
This update of PRB's 2010 wallchart shows the practice is still present in at least 29 developing countries, although there is some evidence that younger generations in some countries may face a slightly smaller risk.

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Implementation of the International and Regional Human Rights Framework for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation – UNFPA November 2014 [PDF, 5.3MB]
The aim of this paper is to contribute to the dearth of literature focusing on the gross violation of human rights through the practice of FGM. It also addresses the corresponding duties of governments under international human rights law.

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Female Genital Mutilation: Guidelines to Protect Children and Women [PDF, 2.0MB] - 2014
This document seeks to provide advice and support to frontline professionals who have responsibilities to safeguard children and protect and support adults from the abuses associated with female genital mutilation.

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Female Genital Mutilation – WHO Fact Sheet (updated February 2014)
This WHO fact sheet on female genital mutilation provides key facts and information on procedures, who is at risk, cultural, religious and social causes, international response, and WHO response.

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Ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress - February 2014
The PRB report, Ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Lessons From a Decade of Progress, pulls together the lessons learned from the last decade and crafts a roadmap for how to strengthen future programs to end the practice.

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UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change, Summary Report of Phase I 2008 - 2013 - 2014
The Programme's novel, culturally sensitive, human rights-based approach strategically leverages social dynamics in favor of abandonment. It was implemented in 15 African countries from 2008 to 2013.

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Girls Summit Commitments - 2014
This page contists a list of commitments that were made as part of Girl Summit 2014 to end child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, for girls and women, everywhere, forever. They support the priorities set out in the Girl Summit Charter.

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UNGA Resoultion 67/146: Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations - March 2013 [PDF, 59KB]

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: What might the future hold? [PDF, 328KB]
This UNICEF brochure discusses the data on female genital mutilation/cutting and makes projections on future rates.

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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change [PDF, 10.2MG]
This report is a comprehensive statistical overview of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the 29 countries where the practice is concentrated. Analysis of the data reflects current perspectives on FGM/C, informed by the latest policy, programmatic and theoretical evidence.

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Intergenerational Dialogue: A big step towards ending female genital mutilation (FGM) [PDF, 10.2MG] - 2011
This report describes a method of targeting the gap between knowledge and actual changes in individual and collective behaviour, Intergenerational Dialogue has proved to be a valuable tool in a great many countries over the years.

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Factors Promoting and Hindering the Practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) - December 2010 [PDF, 715KB]
The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) commissioned the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC) to conduct a systematic review about the factors promoting and hindering female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), from the viewpoints of stakeholders residing in Western countries. The review would answer the question: What are the factors promoting and hindering the practice of FGM/C, as expressed by stakeholders residing in Western countries?

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Global Strategy to Stop Health-care Providers from Performing Female Genital Mutilation - September 2010 [PDF, 544KB]
This global strategy against medicalization of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been developed in collaboration with key stakeholders, including UN organizations and health-care professional bodies, national governments and NGOs. The strategy is intended for a broad audience of policy-makers in governments, parliamentarians, international agencies, professional associations, community leaders, religious leaders, NGOs and other institutions.

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Psychological, Social and Sexual Consequences of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C): A Systematic Review of Quantitative Studies - June 2010 (Updated November 2014)
The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) commissioned the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services (NOKC) to conduct a systematic review about the consequences of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). The review would answer the question: What are the psychological, social and sexual consequences of FGM/C?

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The Role of Policymakers in Ending Female Genital Mutilation: An African Perspective - April 2010
The Honorable Amina Salum Ali is the Permanent Representative of the African Union to the United States. As the African Union's first woman ambassador to the United States, Ambassador Ali is committed to promoting women's and children's rights. In agreeing to author this PRB occasional paper on female genital mutilation, she said "this is a topic which is close to my heart." She has vowed to work for an end to this practice through laws and education.

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Effectiveness of Interventions Designed to Reduce the Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting - November 2009 [PDF, 1.1MB]
The Norwegian Knowledge Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies commissioned the Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services to do a systematic review about the effectiveness of interventions to prevent female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). The review would answer the question: What is the effectiveness of interventions designed to reduce the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting compared to no or any other intervention?

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Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation: An Interagency Statement - 03/11/2008 [PDF, 2MB]
This Interagency Statement, written and signed by a group of United Nations agencies, supports advocacy for the abandonment of FGM/C. It is based on new evidence and lessons learned over the past decade.

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Image of the cover of the Global Consultation on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting publication Global Consultation on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
This UNFPA publication includes research on global trends and the prevalence of FGM/C and its linkages with maternal and newborn health; describes changing patterns and practices; and analyzes the threat FGM/C poses to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals, as well as its economic and health costs. It provides case studies, lessons learned, and the theoretical basis for accelerating the abandonment process.