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Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change. UNFPA- UNICEF Joint Programme: 2008 Annual Report

Since its establishment in 2008, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C in Egypt has supported several initiatives/programmes at the community, district and national levels. It has contributed to the development of evidence-based data, monitoring mechanisms and guiding documents.

The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme has been working closely with the Ministry of Family and Population (MOFP) and Ministry of Health (MOH) to address the growing challenge of medicalization, reinforcement of the FGM/C ban law, and mobilizing social change at the community levels. Furthermore, the Joint Programme has assisted in building capacity of youth, religious leaders, NGOs and medical doctors to advocate against the practice.

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Platform for Action: Towards the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

The Joint Programme works closely with the Donors Working Group on FGM/C, a network of public and private agencies from around the world helping to mobilize resources and bring together governments, inter-governmental organizations, and foundations committed to supporting the abandonment of FGM/C. The Joint Programme constitutes the largest and most visible example of collaboration along the lines of the programmatic approach endorsed by the donors working group.


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