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FGM Initiative interim report published & Peer Research

Author: Esmee Fairbairn, Rosa the uk fund for women and girls, Trust for London, Options UK

The interim evaluation report of the Trust’s joint initiative.

With Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls shows good progress has been made on tackling Female Genital Mutilation within affected communities, particularly with building relationships with faith leaders to highlight that FGM is neither necessary nor desirable according to religious principles.

The 14 groups funded through this initiative have also organised a large number of workshops, strengthened networks and developed effective ways of conducting grass-roots community-based prevention work.

However, there are still many challenges in achieving the goal of eliminating this practice, not least the lack of a prosecution on FGM in the UK.

The evaluation is being undertaken by Options UK



Read more about the “Tackling FGM special initiative”:http://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/special-initiatives/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/


09 November 2011

FGM Initiative interim report published & Peer Research