Preventing and Responding to Female Genital Mutilation in Emergency and Humanitarian Contexts
Between October and November 2020, 76 experts from 44 organizations in 31 countries and 5 world regions gathered online to participate in multiple virtual stakeholder dialogue sessions in the run-up to the FGM Donors Working Group meeting on 16-17 November 2020. The online discussions focused on “Preventing and Responding to Female Genital Mutilation in Emergency and Humanitarian Contexts” with the explicit aim of providing a concrete set of recommendations for donors and key actors in the field.
Contexte of the dialogue
The dialogue was organized by AIDOS, GAMS Belgium and the End FGM European Network within the framework of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM supported project “Building Bridges between Africa and Europe to tackle FGM”. It built on the work of the Community of Practice on FGM (CoP FGM), which provides virtual spaces for collective discussion, ideas and information-sharing on Female Genital Mutilation, whilst applying a Building Bridges perspective (focusing on Africa and Europe).
At the end of the series of stakeholder meetings, a Report gathering the results from the International Dialogue was produced and the Webinar “Leaving No One Behind: Target 5.3 in Emergencies” was held November 12th, 2020 to present conclusions and recommendations.