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Harmful traditional practices prevention

Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

Training course in adolescent sexual and reproductive health 2019

October 28, 2019 - Geneva

Harmful traditional practices prevention - Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

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Chandra-Mouli V. Harmful traditional practices prevention. Paper presented at: Training course in adolescent sexual and reproductive health; 2019 Oct 28; Geneva.


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Go over all the module materials provided and answer the following four questions.

Question 1

What are the long-term trends globally and regionally, in female genital mutilation and child marriage? What are the trends in your country? (Provide authoritative sources to back up your statements about your country).

5 marks

Clue: Study page 58 of the document titled: WHO recommendations on adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights (2018)

Question 2

In the flyer titled: Turning commitments into solid actions (UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage, 2019), identify one common element in the brief case studies of Nepal, Yemen and Zambia.

4 marks

Clue: Study the section titled ‘Accelerating and amplifying change key results in 2018’ in the flyer.

Question 3

3.1 Name three sectors which have key roles to play in ending child marriage and the specific contribution that could make.

3.2 Identify the five actions that can contribute to multisectoral coordination at the subnational level, identified in the paper by Lo Forte et al (2019). Which one (or ones) of them do you believe are crucial and why.

8 marks.

Clue: (3.1) Study pages 3-4 of the publication titled Taking action to address child marriage: the role of different sectors: An overview (GirlsNotBrides, Global Programme to end Child Marriage, International Centre for Research on Women).

Clue (3.2) Study pages 4-5 of the journal paper titled: What can the global movement to end child marriage learn from the implementation of other multisectoral initiatives? (Lo Forte C, Plesons M, Branson M, Chandra-Mouli V, BMJ Open, 2019).

Question 4

4.1 Identify three reasons why health workers perform female genital mutilation?

4.2 What are the elements of WHO’s global strategy to stop health-care providers from performing female genital mutilation?

8 marks

Clue: (4.1) Study slides 20 and 21 in the slide set titled: FGM and the paper by Doucet et al (2017).

Clue (4.2) Study slides 19 and 22 in the slide set titled FGM.