Female Genital Mutilation and Behaviour Change


This brief two pager summarizes several SBCC approaches regarding FGM.

Listed are ideas for behavior change through:

  • Dialogue: including intergeneational dialogue and the family approach
  • Education of both service providers and the gneeral public
  • Focusing on human rights 
  • Advocating with religious leaders
  • Multi-media campaigns
  • Convincing and retraining traditional circumcisers
  • Creating alternative rituals