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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Call For A Global Response

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is internationally recognized as a gross violation of human rights, a form of violence against women and girls, and a manifestation of gender inequality.

The importance of eliminating FGM/C is recognized within Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), dedicated to achieving gender equality. Target 5.3 under this goal requires all 193 countries that signed onto the SDGs to take action to “eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation”.

With only ten years left to eradicate this widespread and harmful practice affecting millions of women and girls globally by 2030, the time to take stock and to accelerate action is now.

This report, released in March 2020 in partnership with the End FGM European Network and the US End FGM/C Network, calls for global action to end the practice.

Explore Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Call For A Global Response:

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Download an abridged version of the report in:

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Join our webinar on March 31st for more on the key findings of the report as well as hearing survivor perspectives and feedback from key UN agencies who are central in global efforts to end FGM/C. 

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