The following outlines the goals and corresponding strategies the Network is implementing to connect, support, elevate and advocate on behalf of and with the diverse stakeholders engaged in FGM/C prevention, education, and care in the US. These strategies are informed by member feedback and expand on the previous successes of the Network. Goal 1: Developing the Network’s role as a central source of knowledge, collaboration and guidance on FGM/C in the US Strategy 1.a.: Strengthen and expand the capacity, outreach, and visibility of the Network to ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of its work Strategy 1.b: Support a broad gender equality based approach to framing FGM/C in the US Strategy 1.c: Build stronger bridges among US-focused work and international work to end FGM/C Goal 2: Supporting connections and information-sharing among Network members Strategy 2.a. Provide forum(s) for members to connect with each other, share information, raise awareness, and develop and provide better services Strategy 2.b.Serve as a clearinghouse for reliable and timely information for members, the public, and the media Strategy 2.c. Promote resource mobilization and public support for efforts to end FGM/C Goal 3: Building organizational capacity and supporting resource mobilization among Network members Strategy 3.1. Advocate for funding streams on behalf of member organizations to carry out FGM/C work Strategy 3.2. Ensure that all groups are adequately represented in Network leadership, membership, and engagement.