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CSW67 NGO Forum - In-person parallel event: Digital Innovation: Tracking the Girls (TTG) Model in Ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Datum: 11-03-2023
Tijd: 10:30 AM/12:00 PM EST/16:30-18:00 CET
Locatie: CCUN 10th Floor, New York

Amref Health Africa & Power to You(th) are hosting the following side event at CSW67.

The topic discusses an innovation of a digital tool that tracks and collects the data of young girls who have undergone the community-led alternative rite of passage (CL-ARP) into womanhood protected from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). We aim to attract a panel of experts in sexual reproductive health and rights with an interest in the subject of FGM/C.
We will present the digital tracking tool innovation that longitudinally follows up these young girls until they are 25 years old, thereby sharing the protocol, and preliminary data of girls' profile.  Case studies from the experiences from the tracked girls will be shared. In the session we shall also share the SRHR and education indicators which include SRHR access, education continuity and FGM and Child Early and Forced Marriage components to ensure the girls remain protected. Amref’s work around this theme arises from its works on influencing policy change and health systems strengthening through projects that focus on working with the (remote) communities and women and girls as the primary change agents in ending FGM/C. Capacity strengthening of community members, community health workers, teacher, community advisory groups and interventions are community led.  Therefore, Amref and its Power to You(th) partners will be bringing their experience to amplify this work.
The theme focuses on Gender-Based Violence / Violence Against Women & Girls, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Girls/Young women and Child marriage/traditional practices.

You can also find more information on the NGO CSW67 Virtual Portal. Create your own account and you will find an overview of all side events, in-person, hybrid and virtual, and you can add them to your agenda! You can also download the app Whova and stay updated on your phone.
See this event on the virtual portal agenda here.