ADS Reference 205maa

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USAID Guidance on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Mandatory for ADS Chapter 205

Full Revision Date: 04/27/2017
Responsible Office: PPL
File Name: 205maa_042717


As a highly sensitive and culturally specific practice, USAID believes that entire communities must be involved in efforts to eliminate FGM/C to create an enabling environment for change. In September 2000, the Agency officially incorporated the elimination of FGM/C into the development agenda, underscoring FGM/C as a serious health and human rights issue. This updated guidance on FGM/C is designed to support the Agency Strategic Plani and other existing USAID and U.S. Government (USG) policies including the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally,ii which specifically recognizes FGM/C as a harmful practice.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:30pm