The Global Platform for Action to End FGM/C has joined forces with Girls Not Brides to call on the leaders of the Generation Equality Forum Action Coalition on Gender-based Violence (GBV) to commit to ending the harmful practices of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM).
We are calling on organisations to join us in this campaign by adding your organisation’s name to our joint open letter by Wednesday 25th November. The letter and sign-on form is available here in English, en español, ou en français.
With 10 years remaining to achieve the 2030 Agenda, the Generation Equality Forum provides an opportunity to take stock of progress made on ending GBV and harmful practices and to make a renewed push for accelerated action on the Beijing Platform for Action and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5.3. By standing together to address CEFM and FGM/C we can work towards a a world where women and girls live free from violence and can achieve their full potential.
Let’s ensure Generation Equality is a generation free from harmful practices.
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We hope that you will join us. Together, we can end FGM/C and child marriage.
Image credit: Orchid Project. A village chief in Kenya, whose community is discussing female genital cutting through the work of COVAW.