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FGM Special Initiative – Interim Evaluation Report

3 November 2011
  • Social Change
  • Advocacy
  • FGM
  • Awareness Raising

This is the interim report for our FGM Special Initiative in collaboration with Trust for London and Rosa, The UK Fund for Women and Girls. Good progress has been made on tackling Female Genital Mutilation within affected communities, particularly with building relationships with religious leaders to highlight that FGM is neither necessary nor desirable according to religious principles. The 14 funded organisations have also organised a large number of workshops, strengthened networks and developed effective ways of conducting grass-roots community-based prevention work. However, there are still many challenges in achieving the goal of eliminating this practice, not least the lack of a prosecution on FGM in the UK.