International Conference on Female Genital Mutilation

October 9–11, 2023

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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The 2nd International Conference on Female Genital Mutilation (ICFGM2023) theme is “Change in a Generation“.

Sessions & Speakers

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  1. Monday 10/09

    Breakout Session | 11:20 – 13.00 EAT (4:20 – 6:00 am EDT) | Ruaha Hall

    The Global Research Agenda on FGM: Addressing Gaps in Data and Evidence

    Co-hosted by UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Health Organization, and the Population Council


    While encouraging evidence confirms prevalencerates are declining, progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target 5.3—eliminating female genital mutilation (FGM) by2030—across affected countries is uneven and slow. A focus on the use of data and the utility of research for programming, policy development, and resource allocation is critical. It is imperative to harness the power of data and ensure evidence-based programming is brought to scale.


    To support and enable evidence-based programming, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO and the Population Council—in consultation with key stakeholders—developed a global research agenda that outlines the evidence gaps that need to be addressed and enable uptake and effective use of the evidence generated.


    The research agenda aims to fast-track the elimination of FGM by narrowing the gap between research generation and uptake in programming,policy development/ implementation, and resource allocation at all levels for a multisectoral effort to accelerate the achievement of SDG target 5.3.


    During this session presenters and panelists will take stock of the evidence on FGM elimination and the FGM global research agenda. They will promote the utilization of research and evaluation of programmes and policies to ensure evidence-based programming. They will also share
    their experiences in filling the identified research gaps and highlight emerging innovative tools that measure FGM incidence/cases and attitudes around FGM.


    To attend the meeting virtually, join the session on Zoom.

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