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International & Global: Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. This area includes resources that explore the practice of FGM across the world and suggest ways of understanding it within the wider context of gender equality and social change.

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2012
This report documents activities of the Joint Program in its fifth year of implementation in 15 African countries: Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda.
Authors: UNFPA & UNICEF
2008
This joint Statement is a call to all States, international and national organizations, civil society and communities to uphold the rights of girls and women.
Authors: OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO,UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, & WHO
2007
This article provides facts and figures on violence against women to illustrate the devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families, and on society as a whole.
Authors: United Nations Development Fund for Women
Updated 2007
The article lists 45 facts about violence against women in the U.S. and globally along with their sources.
Authors: Feminist.com
November 2005
This publication analyzes available statistics on female genital mutilation/cutting, with the aim of improving understanding of related issues in the wider context of gender equality and social change.
Authors: The United Nations Children's Fund
2003
This collection of indicators was designed to assist anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) efforts in outreach initiatives, training, advocacy, and program evaluation.
Authors: Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices
2001
This report provides detail on types and prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM), as well as the responses of various countries and the international community to the practice.
Authors: Office of the Senior Coordinator for International Women's Issues