U.S. Government Hosts Panel Discussion On Ending FGM/C At U.N. CSW
U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: U.S. Champions Ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women
Linsey Armstrong of the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues at the State Department highlights a March 14 panel discussion on global efforts to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) during the 63rd session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). “[T]he Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI) and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (USUN) convened FGM/C survivors, government officials, civil society representatives, and multilateral partners … [for] the Implementing Commitments and Supporting Survivors: Advancing Efforts to End FGM/C program … The panelists shared examples from their work to end FGM/C and offered recommendations based on lessons learned in efforts to implement legislation, design programs, and engage stakeholders to change norms. … In 2018, the Department of State contributed more than $5 million to help end this heinous practice…” (4/11).