What, Where and Why FGM/C Continues

Date and time: Friday, May 22, 2020, 4 to 5 pm East Africa Time (UTC+3)

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Join the Population Council and our consortium of partners for two webinars this month where we will share findings from our research in eight African countries on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and discuss strategies to help end this harmful practice.

This is a two-part webinar series intended for practitioners, researchers, donors and implementers and will cover a range of evidence and implications on topics such as medicalization, laws, social norms, variations of the practice, and prospects for abandonment. The webinars mark the end of a five-year program intended to expand the body of evidence on the most effective and cost-effective approaches to ending FGM/C in different contexts.

Webinar 2:

  • Bettina Shell-Duncan, University of Washington Seattle (Moderator)
  • Nada Wahba, Population Council, Egypt
    • Social and Gender Norms, Egypt and Sudan
  • Dennis Matanda, Population Council, Kenya
    • Using Data to Inform Programming in Senegal, Nigeria and Kenya
  • P. Stanley Yoder, Medical Anthropologist
  • Nafissatou J. Diop, UNFPA

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