The video below is copyright free and can be used at will, without asking for authorizationWatch the videoSunday, 6 February marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for female genital mutilation (FGM).
This year’s theme is “Accelerating Investment to End FGM” — calling for support for programmes to provide services and response for those affected and those at risk; in developing and enforcing laws, and fortifying institutional capacity to eliminate the practice.
Two new tools have been launched by WHO and HRP to help health-care providers give the best quality care to girls and women who have been subjected to FGM – and to also support global efforts to end this harmful practice and human rights violation.
However, specific ethical guidance for conducting research on female genital mutilation (FGM) has been unavailable – until today.
WHO has launched a new guidance document to strengthen the ethical conduct of all research on FGM: Ethical considerations in research on female genital mutilation.
This has been launched alongside a new document from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, and Population Council, Kenya – the research agenda to strengthen evidence generation and utilization to accelerate the elimination of female genital mutilation.