Can we reach a world without female genital mutilation by 2030?

A world without female genital mutilation – is it possible to achieve the global goal before 2030?

On the day before the United Nations Day of the Girl Child, the United Nations Association of Sweden invites you to a seminar on female genital mutilation (FGM).

Two hundred million women and girls are estimated to have undergone this harmful practice. Every year about four million girls are at risk. FGM is a violation of human rights. The world’s leaders have promised to end FGM by the year 2030 as part of the 2030 Agenda and the global goals on sustainable development.

Is it possible or is progress too slow? What part can international actors play, and what role does Swedish development cooperation have on the global arena? How can we work to prevent FGM?

Welcome to an interesting seminar with representatives from the United Nations Association of Sweden, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the British Police Force. The seminar will be held in English.

Time: Thursday October 10th, 15:00-16:30

Coffee served from 14:30

Place: Medelhavsmuséet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm

Register: Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP no later than October 8th on

När: 10 oktober 2019 15:00 - 10 oktober 2019 16:30

Var: Medelhavsmuseet Fredsgatan 2 / Stockholm

Arrangör: Svenska FN-förbundet och British Embassy Stockholm