End-term review of the Strategic Partnership between Norwegian Church Aid and Save the Children International for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation

About the publication

  • Published: November 2015
  • Series: Norad Collected Reviews
  • Type: --
  • Carried out by: Joar Svanemyr, Yimegnushal Takele
  • Commissioned by: The RoyalNorwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa
  • Country: Ethiopia
  • Theme: Women and gender equality, Health
  • Pages: 54
  • Serial number: 11/2015
  • ISBN: --
  • ISSN: --
NB! The publication is ONLY available online and can not be ordered on paper.

To end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a priority for both
the Ethiopian and the Norwegian governments. Norway is supporting programs and project aiming to contribute to this implemented by UNFPA and UNICEF as well as by international and national non-governmental organizations. The Ethiopian government has repeatedly expressed its commitment to fight the practice and hosted a National Girls Summit in June 2015 to strengthen the efforts and the collaboration seeking to end FGM and other harmful traditional practices. Ethiopia has made important progress the last decade towards the reduction of FGM. A number of national surveys indicate that in the last 10-15 years FGM has been reduced by at least 30-40%.

Published 05.11.2015
Last updated 05.11.2015