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FGM Initiative Evaluation of the First Phase

26 July 2013
  • Women
  • Social Change
  • FGM
  • Human Rights

The aim of the Female Genital Mutilation Initiative is to safeguard children from FGM, through community-based preventive work. This UK-wide initiative was established by three independent charitable organisations: Trust for London, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls.

The first phase of the Initiative invested approximately £1 million in community-based organisations across the UK over a three-year period (2010-2012). The second phase started in 2013 and will last for another three years.

The aim of this evaluation is to assess the extent to which these objectives have been met, and to highlight examples of effective practice and lessons learned. The full baseline and endline reports are available on the funders’ websites. This is the summary of an independent evaluation, conducted by Options UK.