Situational analysis of FGM/C stakeholders and interventions in Somalia

The overall aim of the Situational Analysis in Somalia is for government, donors and the UN to gain a greater understanding of existing interventions towards ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), and to identify gaps so as to be able to strengthen the current interventions and inform future programming. There are two parts to the report: Part 1, “The Silence is Broken”, is the overall report, which amalgamates key findings from a Participatory Community Perspectives Study (CPS) into analysis of the institutional policy and practice environments at the zonal level. Part 2, The CPS, is a report on views and opinions about FGM/C from those who are the focus of end-FGM/C activities in the zones, and those who work to carry out those activities.

Emerging recommendations for government, donors and the UN include:

  • Encourage full understanding of zero tolerance; support embedding of zero tolerance throughout policy
  • Strengthen the implementation of policy and encourage the end of medicalisation of FGM/C
  • Support the clarification of all roles and responsibilities amongst all actors who need to be involved in ending FGM/C in Somalia
  • Be pro-active in shaping the research agenda and ensure that research carried out under the FGM/C shows good fit to national and zonal identified needs
  • Support Somalia in becoming a model UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on ending FGM/C (UNJP) country

2 comments on “Situational analysis of FGM/C stakeholders and interventions in Somalia

  • March 16, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Please can you tell me the publication date of your report Situational Analysis of FGM/C stakeholders and interventions in Somalia. I’ve looked all over the front and end pages but can’t find it. It would be helpful if you could put date of publication on the front of all your reports. Thank you

    • April 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Caroline, the publication date was 30th of January 2015. It is on the title page of the report, when you click on the download tab. Thanks for your feedback.


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