Webinar: Understanding the What, Where and Why the Practice of FGM/C continues

Population Council has 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 two 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, Understanding the What, Where and Why the Practice of FGM/C continues, aired live on May 22, 2020.

Speakers included:

  • Bettina Shell-Duncan – Professor of Anthropology. University of Washington Seattle, Moderator
  • Dennis Matanda – Program Officer III, Population Council Inc, Kenya
  • P. Stanley Yoder – Medical Anthropologist
  • Nada Wahba – Project Officer, Population Council Inc, Egypt
  • Nafissatou J Diop – Chief of Gender and Human Rights Branch, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)