Global Strategy to Stop Health-Care Providers from Performing Female Genital Mutilation

World Health Organization

This global strategy against medicalization of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been developed in collaboration with key stakeholders, including UN organizations and health-care professional bodies, national governments and NGOs. The strategy is intended for a broad audience of policy-makers in governments, parliamentarians, international agencies, professional associations, community leaders, religious leaders, NGOs and other institutions.

The strategy to accelerate progress includes:

  1. Mobilize political will and funding
  2. Strengthen the understanding and knowledge of health-care providers
  3. Create supportive legislative and regulatory frameworks
  4. Strengthen monitoring, evaluation and accountability