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Violence against Women

OVC FY 2021 Addressing Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting

Closing Date
The objective of this program is to deliver community-based programming to stop female genital mutilation and cutting by educating communities and forming community networks of agencies and organizations that are positioned to identify girls at-risk and respond to eligible survivors/victims.

OVC Director Jessica Hart Announces Funding to Help Victims of Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting

October 2020

Female genital mutilation or cutting refers to a barbaric practice involving partial or total removal of female genitalia or other injury to female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Office for Victims of Crime Director Jessica E. Hart announces funding to address the needs of victims of female genital mutilation or cutting.

OVC FY 2020 Addressing Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting

Closing Date

The goal of this program is to deliver programming to address and help stop the practice of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM) under two purpose areas (PAs). PA 1: a training and technical assistance provider will educate law enforcement, public health professionals, educators, and other professionals on detecting at-risk girls and provide support to the project sites. PA 2: project sites will develop services to deliver to victims of FGM and work to increase education, detection, and local partner engagement to address and help stop victimization through FGM.