The Global Alliance against FGM wants to act as an umbrella organization for NGOs on the field.

In order to accelerate the eradication of FGM the Alliance is seeking collaboration with concerned United Nations Agencies, Non-governmental organizations, civil society, private sector and donors.

The following projects are designed to achieve our goals:

 

 Online Platform for Information and Research


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The portal is designed to facilitate the communication and collaboration of all NGOs and organizations fighting for the eradication of FGM. It is designed to be a Global Information Centre.
Small structures not having access to digital communication will be invited to use our web space free of charge to go public in order to facilitate the dissemination of lower scale grass-root health information. The platform gives access to a NGO mapping tool that will assess who, does what, where, how, when, and with what results. Besides other crucial information, the platform will also offer an exhaustive FGM literature database.

 Conferences, Symposia

   


 

In order to enhance the knowledge on FGM beyond medical and inter-organization level, the GA-FGM organizes high-level conferences inviting experts from various disciplines that include the health sector. Relevant Ministers, Ambassadors, diplomats, civil society, the general public and the media are equally invited to these events that want to make a periodic review of the worldwide FGM situation, the progress in ending the practice and the collaboration between actors and stakeholders.

 University Chair specializing on FGM


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In response to the United Nations Resolution RES/A/67/147 adopted on December 20 in 2012 banning FGM worldwide and calling on Member States to "Intensify global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations", the GA-FGM proposes the creation of the very first transdisciplinary University Chair specializing on FGM and other harmful practices. In collaboration with African and non-African universities, the Chair will develop evaluation tools for the programs and projects on the field in order to facilitate their optimization. The harmonization of data collection and FGM research methodologies is another prioritized goal. 

 Education and Training

   


 
Once operational, the University Chair will provide special education and training for gynaecologists, urologists, obstetricians, pediatricians, psychologists, psychiatrists and health workers. Students can follow Master and PhD programs and become tomorrows specialists in the eradication of harmful practices.
Neglected fields of study and research such as the social and economic impact of FGM will be explored as well as psychological, legal and anthropological aspects. In terms of care taking of women and girls with FGM, the Chair will promote a transdisciplinary approach. The GA-FGM suggests therefore a collaboration with organisms such as the Institut de Santé Génésique à Paris et ses co-fondateurs, le Dr Pierre Foldès et Ms Frédérique Martz.

 Mobile Clinics

   



 
The GA-FGM proposes the installation of mobile clinics in order to enhance the prevention, the medical and psychological treatment especially in areas lacking hospitals, medical cabinets or other health services. Ideally, the mobile units collaborate with experienced field experts such as Médecins Sans Frontières or Médecins du Monde. The teams will be equiped with an alert and intervention system (currently planned by the GA-FGM) allowing them to interact immediately and stay in contact with local NGOs, police stations or the peace keeping operations involved in the prevention of gender-based violence.

 Advocacy and Awareness Raising

   

 
The GA-FGM uses music, culture and arts in its awareness raising campaigns in order to reach out to the general public. This approach has been supported right from the start by the Swiss commission for UNESCO that grants the GA-FGM with its patronage and logo for these events. Again in response to the United Nations Resolution RES/A/67/147 adopted in 2012 that also calls for the intensification of advocacy and awareness raising activities, as well as the promotion of the key role of men and boys in the abandoning process, the GA-FGM engages in mobilizing men and women of all cultures. She is the first organization to reach out to the Canadian First Nations and have them participate in the campaign and the movement of international solidarity.