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Webinar: Improving the Health System and Legal Frameworks’ Response to FGM/C

Population Council successfully led the Evidence to End FGM/C: Research to Help Girls and Women Thrive consortium—a UKAID-funded research program to help end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) within one generation. The programme conducted high quality research across eight countries in Africa with significant country, regional and global relevance for the last five years 2015-2020.

This is part one of a two-part webinar series intended for practitioners, researchers, donors and implementers and covering a range of evidence and implications on topics such as medicalisation, laws, social norms, variations of the practice, and prospects for abandonment. Both webinars marked the end of a five-year programme intended to expand the body of evidence on the most effective and cost-effective approaches to ending FGM/C in different contexts. This webinar, Improving the Health System and Legal Frameworks' Response to FGM/C, aired live on May 14, 2020.

Speakers included:

  • Bettina Shell-Duncan - Professor of Anthropology. University of Washington Seattle, Moderator
  • Jacinta Muteshi- Strachan – Senior Associate and Project Director, Evidence to End FGM/C Research Programme. Population Council 
  • Samuel Kimani – Researcher, Africa Coordinating Centre for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting; Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, University of Nairobi
  • Agnes Meroka-Mutua - Researcher, Africa Coordinating Centre for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation / Cutting; Lecturer, University of Nairobi
  • Discussant: Ms Flavia Mwangovya – Global Lead, End Harmful Practices, Equality Now