FGM/C and child marriage

Child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting are both human rights violations and harmful practices. They affect girls and women on every continent except Antarctica. Here you will find an overview of the key facts and common drivers of both practices.

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Case study

Using the media to address FGM/C and child marriage: The case of the Association of Media Women in Kenya

Case study showcasing the positive impacts of using the media to change attitudes and harmful gender norms related to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the context of Kuria, Western Kenya. 

Case study

Successfully addressing FGM/C and child marriage: The case of Msichana Empowerment Kuria, Kenya

Case study highlighting the importance of an integrated response to preventing child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the context of Kuria, Kenya. 

Case study

Tostan's community empowerment programme

This case study looks at Tostan's community empowerment programme, a 30-month participant-centred human rights education programme which tackles harmful traditional practices.

Fact sheet and brief

COVID-19 and child marriage: A year on

This brief – updated in July 2021 – provides insights, recommendations and resources for responding to the needs of adolescent girls during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus…