Resource date: June 2017


The work takes a human rights-based approach to end FGM, i.e. working with duty bearers to increase
their capacity to respond to and prevent FGM; to increase their accountability through strengthened
evidence-based policies; increasing rights holders knowledge of FGM; provision of alternative rites of
passage for girls at risk and increasing demand for justice where FGM has occurred. The programme is informed by and aligned with the global UN Joint Programme on FGM/C: Accelerating Change.