Engaging Men in female genital mutilation prevention in Europe

Project Details


With this project, we aim to engage men in the process of ending FGM and on a larger scale to end violence against women and promote gender equality through human rights' approach and respect.
The overall objective of the project is to engage men in the prevention of FGM.

The specific objectives are:
- to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to increase knowledge on the men's role in the perpetuation of the practice
- to train a pool of male peer educators in Belgium, UK and The Netherlands
- to produce specific tools for men addressing FGM with a human right and gender approach
- to launch an awareness campaign in the practicing communities through peer educators outreach activities, diffusion of tools, website, media, TV and radio messages, diffusion of the video and to strengthen EU policy on community-based strategies to prevent FGM
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/12/16


  • European Commission: €17,137.12


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