Technical Note on Girls’ Education, Empowerment, and the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation

A young girl at the playground of her school in Niamey, the capital of Niger.


To build back better following the COVID-19 pandemic and in accelerating action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, there is an opportunity to build back equal by strengthening the link between girls’ access to education and girls' risk of being subjected to FGM.

This technical note, intended for governments, practitioners, donors, academics, and UNICEF’s and UNGEI’s staff and partners implementing policies and programmes related to girls’ education and FGM, seeks to demonstrate and deepen linkages between the two, as well as present related strategies to advance girls’ education and eliminate FGM.

Front page of the education and FGM technical note.