Posted by in on October 24, 2005

Changing a harmful social convention: female genital mutilation/cutting

This paper examines the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and its social dynamics. It provides an explanation as to why the practice persists and of the elements necessary for its abandonment. It also takes stock of progress to date, identifies what works and what does not, and provides direction regarding the most successful strategies to promote the abandonment of FGM/C.