Toward a Common Framework for the Abandonment of FGM/C

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Toward a Common Framework for the Abandonment of FGM/C
  • Format
  • Date of Publication
    • 2007
  • Pages
    • 4
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 534U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English
  • Other languages


UNICEF has estimated that community-oriented programmes costing about US$24 million each year over the next 10 years can lead to major reductions in the prevalence of FGM/C in 126 sub-Saharan African countries with high or medium prevalence. This 'Platform for Action' summarizes the elements of a common programmatic approach to support the abandonment of the practice and make a difference for girls and women worldwide. The Donors Working Group on FGM/C has, since 2001, brought together key governmental and intergovernmental organizations and foundations committed to supporting the abandonment of FGM/C.


Thematic area

Gender Issues   / 


children's rights   /  female circumcision   /  female genital mutilation   /  gender based violence   /  women's rights   /