Learning and resources on gender in education
Female Genital Mutilation: The Role of Education
Female genital mutilation (FGM), a form of gender-based violence, is known as a harmful traditional practice (OHCHR) and is a violation of human rights. Education is integral to any strategy to reduce FGM, as it can play a key role in changing individual and societal views. This summary document gives an overview of the practice, highlights some consequences and suggests strategies for addressing the practice, with a focus on the central role of education.