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.
The US End FGM/C Network
District of Columbia
The US End FGM/C Network
The mission of the US End FGM/C Network is to eliminate FGM/C by 2030 by connecting, supporting, elevating and advocating on behalf of and with diverse U.S. stakeholders engaged in prevention, education, and care. The collective work of the Network is guided by the following central values: deep collaboration; respect; broad gender equality framing; being survivor-centered; diversity and inclusion; building understanding and tolerance; and the active engagement of members. The Network aims to build: • An information-sharing and collaboration network that elevates and empowers its members, including FGM/C survivors. • Support for advocacy and outreach on aspects of FGM/C critical to its members. • A leadership voice to drive policy change and support funding for member activities
Groups Served by Program:
Individuals and organizations who are actively engaged in working on the issue of FGM/C in the US and across the globe.
The Network is funded by The Wallace Global Fund.
Program Staffing and Training:
The program has one staff member, the Network Coordinator.
We have different evaluation matrices in place to measure our implementation process and desired outcomes i.e. member increase, number of member events, member needs surveys, website analytics, etc.
We have yet to have outcomes as we have recently launched.
Ghada Khan firstname.lastname@example.org www.endfgmnetwork.org
The Network was softly launched in July of 2018, and has recently celebrated it's official launch on February 6th, 2019 on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM.