Health / Emotional and sexual life - - International

Finding Convergence in Policy Frameworks: A background paper on policy links between gender, violence against women and girls, and female genital mutilation/cutting

28.02.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

This paper provides an overview of information related to both FGM/C and VAWG. It looks at the similarity of the many underlying causes and contributing factors that increase the risk of VAWG and FGM/C. It also aims to identify intersections in policy frameworks and programme approaches in addressing VAWG in general and FGM/C in particular. By examining where and how FGM/C and VAWG initiatives can be improved and strengthened—through analysis of shared policy elements and identification of areas where programming might most effectively converge—this paper offers a basis for strengthening efforts to end FGM/C.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Gayle Nelson
  • Publishing house : United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women); United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 42
  • Language : English


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