Financing the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation


March 12, 2024    
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

The High-Level Panel provides a platform to facilitate dialogue and create a rallying call for increasing financing and funding to end FGM. Financial investment in the elimination of FGM remains low. Recent years have witnessed reduced investments dedicated to advancing gender equality, mainly due to the emergence of global megatrends and polycrises. The need to increase financing or funding for eliminating FGM is important to achieve gender equality and reach SDG 5.3 by 2030. The specific objectives of the panel include: discussing opportunities and actions required to increase funding or financing for the elimination of FGM in the context of ongoing polycrises; amplifying the voices of survivors of FGM, young people, and women-led organizations; and recommitting to ending FGM.

In-Person & Virtual
Conference Room 12, UN Secretariat
Organizers: The Government of Italy – in collaboration with the Governments of Burkina Faso and the United Kingdom, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation, the World Bank, and the Girl Generation – Support to the Africa-led Movement to end FGM/C (TGG-ALM)