Gender transformative approaches: addressing and ending FGM | Aidos

On Feb. 6, International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation(FGM), Aidos will launch a video on how to end the practice through a gender transformative approach. A deep-impacting approach is needed for a significant cultural change that leads to the end of entrenched social norms. Gender transformative approaches are the key to countering FGM. Bodily autonomy, self-determination and freedom from all manifestations of gender-based violence are fundamental conditions for the empowerment of women and girls, the full enjoyment of their rights and the achievement of equality. The video was produced as part of the project “Gender Transformative Approaches to Ending Female Genital Mutilation,” with financial support from the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Program for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation and Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls.