On June 2, 2019 in Vancouver, Canada, civil society organisations, champions, survivors and other grassroots representatives came together at Women Deliver 2019 to unite voices around a global Call to Action to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).

The pre-conference was an unprecedented gathering of the FGM/C sector working globally on the issue. The event put grassroots voices at the centre and worked to strengthen our unified community of practice to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 5.3. (eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation).

“Uniting forces to make female genital mutilation/cutting a practice of the past: A gathering for global civil society actors” involved more than 100 participants in Vancouver. More than 270 additional participants shared their expertise and experience through an online survey.

The event was co-ordinated through a core group of globally representative organisations that managed logistics: Amref Health AfricaCoalition on Violence Against WomenEnd FGM Canada NetworkEnd FGM European NetworkEquality NowOrchid ProjectSahiyoThe Girl GenerationThe Inter-African Committee on Traditional PracticesThe US End FGM/C NetworkThere Is No Limit Foundation and Tostan.


Sign the Global Call to Action to End FGM/C! By collaborating and unifying our voices we can accelerate progress to end FGM/C by 2030, and help achieve SDG 5.3 (eliminate harmful practices).