Ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Lessons from a Decade of Progress

by Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs
Population Reference Bureau, 2013

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Over the last 20 years, significant efforts have been made at the community, national, and international levels to address the issue of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). Numerous international and national policy statements have called for an end to FGM/C, which has been recognized as a violation of girls’ and women’s human rights and an obstacle to gender equality. Program planners have implemented countless interventions to educate and empower communities to abandon the practice. Research and experience have begun to lift the veil on the intended and unintended impacts of many of the strategies undertaken over the years.

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