Ending Female Genital Mutilation

A traditional practice such as female genital mutilation (FGM) is embedded within a social framework exposed to numerous and diverse influences. This being the case, FGM can only be successfully eliminated when as many social factors and stakeholders as possible are brought on board. GIZ uses an holistic approach that targets a number of different levels: information and education, direct sensitisation and dialogue at the target group level, strengthening of the capacities of institutions and organisations, and policy advice on the national level. This combination is unique within the context of international commitment to end female genital mutilation. We wish to contribute to the effort to eliminate this practice sustainably and by doing so to see that women's and girls' human rights are observed.

For further information please write to fgm@giz.de