Implementation of the International and Regional Human Rights Framework for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation


FGM is a reproductive health and human rights concern that has devastating short-term and long-term impacts on the lives of women and girls. The procedure is risky and life-threatening for the girl both during the procedure and throughout thecourse of her life. FGM is considered a harmful practice and a form of violence against women.

Key wordsfemale genital mutilation / FGM / human rights / sexual violence / women

CountriesBurkina Faso / Egypt / Ethiopia / Kenya / Senegal

CategoryManuals and guidelines