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Module 8

Harmful traditional practices (child marriage and female genital mutilation) prevention and response

Training course in adolescent sexual and reproductive health 2021 for WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region

March 15, 2021 - Geneva


  1. Watch the video presentation titled: Harmful traditional practices prevention. Alternatively go over the slide set (slide set with talking points).
  2. Go over the document titled: Adapting to COVID-19: Pivoting the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage to respond to the pandemic (UNFPA and UNICEF, 2020).
  3. Go over the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM technical note titled: COVID-19 disrupting SDG 5.3: eliminating female genital mutilation (UNFPA and UNICEF, 2020).
  4. Go over the journal paper titled: El-Gibaly O, Aziz M, Abou Hussein S. Health care providers’ and mothers’ perceptions about the medicalization of female genital mutilation or cutting in Egypt: a cross-sectional qualitative study. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2019 Aug 27;19(1):26.
  5. Go over the USAID publication titled: “Safe Age of Marriage” in Yemen: fostering change in social norms - a case study (Freij, 2010).
  6. Expert commentary - Watch the video presentation.
  7. Submit your paperwork assignment. You will find the assignment for this week’s module at this link:

Reference documents