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 FGM/C or sharing their experiences of being cut.The report highlights the global nature of FGM/C with data showing the practice of FGM/C in over 90 countries across the globe. It is a clarion call from survivors of FGM/C across cultures, communities, and countries to governments, the international community, and donors to recognize FGM/C as a global issue, requiring urgent global attention.
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