Africa Coordinating Centre for Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)  remains a deepely rooted harmful traditional practice in many countries in the African region and beyond and with emigration, the preactice is increasingly becoming a global issue. The last few decades have seen momentum build up for the abandonment of this practice through policies and treaties assuring the rights of physical integrity and freedom from all kinds of torture, inhumane and degrading treatment and discrimination. Kenya is among other countries in Africa that are taking affirmative action towards abandonmnet of FGM as evidenced by the passing of  the 2011 Prohibition of FGM Act.

It is against this background that the Africa Coordinating Centre for Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (ACCAF) was formally established in 2012  with the aim of championing the current efforts and to address the gaps in abandonment of FGM in the African region within one region.The overall aim of the Centre is to strengthen capacity in the region for research, implement interventions and monitor progress in accelerating efforts towards abandonment of FGM and improved care for women and children suffering from negative consequences of the practice.

ACCAF is hosted at the College of Health Sciences, is a planned patnership between the University of Nairobi, University of Sydney, University of Ghent, University of Washington and international organizations such as WHO, UNFPA, The Population Council.

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