U.S. National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence: Strategies for Action

Description The U.S. Federal Government released its first-ever U.S. National Plan to End Gender-Based Violence to advance an unprecedented and comprehensive approach to preventing and addressing sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of gender-based violence (including FGM/C). This plan higlights progress made in the work to end GBV as well as future … Continued

Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) Training and Technical Assistance Request

Description The RTI International Addressing Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting Training and Technical Assistance Program (AFTTAP) team provides tailored, one-on-one training and technical assistance (TTA) to organizations seeking support on FGM/C related programs of all kinds. This opportunity is available through a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) for anyone, regardless of … Continued

Evaluating Asylum Claims Based on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting for Immigration Court – Opportunities and Challenges for Licensed Mental Health Professionals

Description This article highlights the key contributions that Licensed Mental Health Professionals with specialized knowledge and clinical skills can provide during immigration proceedings when evaluating females who have experienced or are at risk for FGM/C, including working with the asylum seeker and her attorney, conducting the evaluation, writing the affidavit, and testifying in immigration court. … Continued

U.S.-Based Obstetrician/Gynecologists’ Experiences with Delivering Care to Women with Female Genital Cutting

Description This study aimed to assess the overall experiences, including barriers and facilitators, of U.S.-based obstetrician/gynecologists (OBGYNs) with delivering care to patients with female genital cutting at a single academic health center in the United States. Author Olivia O. Familusi, Christina Amutah, Pamela Levin, Uduak Andy, and Abike James Resource Type Report Geographical Scope United … Continued

A Joint Letter – Calling for a Global Summit to End FGM/C

Description Signatories of this letter, members of the Global Platform for Action to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting and allies, are calling on donors to invest in efforts geared towards ending FGM/C and remodel their traditional funding practices to more effectively support grassroots organisations, as well as calling on governments to prioritize funding for ending FGM/C … Continued

ABA Webinar: Female Genital Mutilation – A Local Problem

Description This webinar will provide an introduction to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the U.S., where and why it happens, related laws, and best practices when working with survivors and those at risk of FGM/C. This webinar will also provide a discussion with an attorney from the Department of Justice and from the Cobb County, … Continued