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.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.