This factsheet describes a new Population Council–led research program, funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, which will join the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C: Accelerating Change and the Girl Generation in the Campaign to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) within One Generation. The program will generate high-quality evidence to influence strategic investment, policy, and programming to end FGM/C. This five-year program will work in 6–9 sub-Saharan African countries to dramatically expand the body of evidence on the most effective approaches to ending FGM/C. The research program will be organized around four themes: building the picture of where, when, and why FGM/C is practiced; assessing a range of programmed interventions around FGM/C abandonment; understanding the wider impacts of FGM/C on the lives of girls, women, and their families; and improving research into FGM/C.
"Evidence to end FGM/C: Research to help girls and women thrive," fact sheet. Washington, DC: Population Council, 2016.
A Research Agenda to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in a Generation; Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive
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