Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a gross violation of human rights, violence against women and girls, and a horrendous manifestation of gender inequality. Equality Now, in partnership with the End FGM European Network and the US End FGM/C Network, released the Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Call For A Global Response report in March 2020. Scope’s role was to illustrate the stories of the survivors and activists in an empowering way that doesn’t define them by their FGM/C experience alone.
Each of the women speaking out in the report was cut. They are breaking the cycle of tradition and patriarchy by speaking out against harmful practice or sharing their experiences of being cut. The report highlights the global nature of FGM/C with data showing the practice in over 90 countries across the globe. It is a clarion call from survivors across cultures, communities, and countries to governments, the international community, and donors to recognise FGM/C as a global issue, requiring urgent global attention.
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