Female Genital Mutilation and the Humanitarian Development Nexus: Practical Ways to Support Programme-Level Implementation

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This guidance document presents a set of practical tools that emerged from an exercise of reflective practice with a sample of stakeholders implementing the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of FGM during the COVID-19 pandemic. This toolbox contains several methods to implement the nexus approach and can be used internally within UNICEF or as part of broader stakeholder discussions. UNICEF staff should feel free to adapt the tools or integrate them into monitoring and evaluation, or learning strategies. The specific tools include:

1) Making sense of change – a sample tool

2) FGM/nexus programme reflection workshop

3) FGM elimination and nexus tracking tool

4) Sample orientation plan on FGM interventions within the nexus approach

Front page of the FGM Nexus Toolbox publication