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The FGM Initiative: Evaluation of the First Phase (2010-­‐2013)

Final report by Eleanor Brown and Joanne Hemmings

The aim of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Initiative is to safeguard children from FGM, through community‐based preventive work. This UK‐wide initiative was established by three independent charitable organisations: Trust for London, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls. The first phase of the Initiative invested approximately £1 million in community‐based organisations across the UK over a three­‐year period (2010‐2012).

The second phase started in 2013 and will last for another three years. This is the summary of an independent evaluation, conducted by Options UK.