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Explaining SDGs

Explanations of what SDGs are
Hands all together

FGM is child abuse and violence against women, and therefore it fits into the wider picture of advocacy work. We are going to explore the Sustainable development goals and look at how FGM fits into an international picture of ending violence against women and girls.

Sustainable Development Goals

What are the SGDs?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.”

Watch this video from the UN website explaining the SGDs:

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Health, Law, and Socio-Cultural Sensitivity

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