Female Genital Mutilation: Links to resources

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is in the news: 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-28466434

Many do not know what FGM is, where it is practiced, etc. 

Although the BBC article does provide details from the UNICEF and WHO websites, it is preferable to access the original sources. The following are links to resources on FGM:

WHO Factsheet on Female Genital Mutilation

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en/

UNICEF document on FGM (including statistics):

http://www.unicef.org/media/files/FGCM_Lo_res.pdf

World Health Assembly resolution on FGM:

http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/fgm/fgm_resolution_61.16.pdf?ua=1

http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/fgm/A64_26-en.pdf?ua=1

WHO commitment to eliminate FGM:

http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/topics/fgm/commitment_against_fgm_cefm/en/

WHO global strategy to stop health care providers from performing FGM:

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2010/WHO_RHR_10.9_eng.pdf?ua=1

Eliminating FGM: an Interagency statement:

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2008/9789241596442_eng.pdf?ua=1

An update on WHO’s work on FGM: Progress Report:

http://whqlibdoc.who.int/hq/2011/WHO_RHR_11.18_eng.pdf?ua=1

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s