United Nations: UNFPA-UNICEF Program Report Finds 2,000 African Communities Ended FGM
Thursday, February 9, 2012 3:45 PM

According to the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program to End FGM/C, approximately 2,000 African communities joined the effort to end female genital mutilation in 2011. The Joint Program reports that this brings the total number of communities renouncing the practice to over 8,000. These numbers are only one of the highlights published in the Joint Program’s Annual Report. In addition, the report states that the Program began the development of a training tool kit for NGOs and governments and worked with its partner programs, Inter-African Committee on AIDOS and INTACT, to increase awareness and activism. This activism included over 18,000 community education programs and nine global-advocacy events. The report also highlighted events from some of the countries where the Project is active: Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and Kenya.

Compiled from: 2,000 More African Communities End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in 2011, United Nations Population Fund (06 February 2012); Key Results and Highlights of 2011: Annual Report, UNFPA-UNICEF Programme for the Acceleration of Abandonment of FGM/C (February 2012).