Intensifying global efforts and sharing good practices to effectively eliminate female genital mutilation

Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 27/22 (2014), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is preparing a compilation of good practices and major challenges in preventing and eliminating female genital mutilation, to be submitted to the Human Rights Council at its twenty-ninth session.

OHCHR would like to take this opportunity in accordance with para. 14 of resolution 27/22 to invite to all United Nations Member States, United Nations agencies and funds, regional organizations, national human rights institutions, non-governmental organizations, independent experts of human rights treaty bodies and Human Rights Council special procedures and other relevant stakeholders to submit any relevant information for the preparation of this report. In particular, views and information would be welcome on:

  • Legislation;
  • National policy and regional strategies including education and awareness raising campaigns;
  • Services for women’s and girls’ living with FGM or who are at risk of FGM;
  • Information on health provider’s practicing FGM;
  • Major challenges in preventing and eliminating female genital mutilation.

Responses received: