A Decade of Action to Achieve Gender Equality: The UNICEF Approach to the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation

Sabriya Ahmed (11) moved to Megale, Ethiopia with her father when she was just 2 years old. Sabriya's father did not believe in the practice of FGM; therefore, she was not circumcised.
UNICEF Ethiopia/2019/Mersha

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Working in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East, UNICEF advocates for and takes concrete action to eliminate FGM by promoting gender equality and the empowerment of girls and women, particularly those most left behind by ensuring they are educated, healthy, and free from violence and discrimination. 

This factsheet sheds light on UNICEF’s multisectoral and holistic approach in implementing the FGM programme and the contribution towards its elimination. 

Sabriya Ahmed (11) moved to Megale, Ethiopia with her father when she was just 2 years old. Sabriya's father did not believe in the practice of FGM; therefore, she was not circumcised.

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