Sexual and reproductive health

Platform for Action towards the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)

A matter of gender equality

The Donors Working Group on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Cover image of Platform for Action on abandonment of FGM publication

Publication details

Number of pages: 6
Publication date: 2008
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Italian, Portugese


The Donors Working Group on FGM/C (DWG) has, since 2001, brought together key governmental and intergovernmental organizations and foundations committed to supporting the abandonment of FGM/C. Thanks to the sharing and systematic analysis of experiences, we have reached a consensus on a common programmatic approach to support the abandonment of the practice and make a major difference for girls and women worldwide. This Platform for Action summarizes its elements. With relatively modest support and expanded partnerships for the application of this approach, FGM/C can be reduced significantly in the coming decade.