(April 2016) Ending female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in one generation is an ambitious goal, but that is exactly what the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and other partners aim to do. DFID is funding a three-part effort that will tackle this issue from different angles:

  1. Direct work with practicing communities led by the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C.
  2. Social and behavior change communication led by The Girl Generation.
  3. A robust research program led by the Population Council.

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB), which has a long history of work on the issue of FGM/C globally and in the United States, is a partner in the DFID-funded research consortium called “Evidence to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).” Our primary role is to build the capacity of researchers to communicate their findings and to provide technical assistance that will help ensure the evidence reaches those in a position to take policy and programmatic action.

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Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs is associate vice president, International Programs, and program director, Gender, at the Population Reference Bureau. Reshma Naik is a senior policy analyst at the Population Reference Bureau.