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Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme Annual Narrative Progress Report 2021

Annual Report

The Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Programme is a global partnership between the United Nations, the European Union and the African Union with a continental scope that enhances a regional approach to end violence against women and girls, sexual and gender-based violence and harmful practices, as well as strengthening sexual and reproductive health and rights. This report provides an overview of the progress, achievements, challenges and lessons of the regional programme in 2021, as well as results built on progress made in 2020.

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FGM in cross-border communities

Female Genital Mutilation Among Cross-Border Communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda

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The objective of this study was to assess the status of FGM in the cross-border areas in order to finalize the regional End Cross-border Female Genital Mutilation Action Plan. The results indicate that there is great need to harmonize legislation to allow cross-border collaboration on anti-FGM activities and to empower women and girls to make independent decisions that will change the trends in FGM in the focus communities.

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Costed Regional Action Plan to End Cross-Border Female Genital Mutilation

Costed Regional Action Plan to End Cross-Border Female Genital Mutilation

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This regional action plan provides a broad framework for the regional level to assist governments in accelerating the implementation of existing international, regional and national commitments on ending FGM.

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FGM in cross-border communities

Female Genital Mutilation Among Cross-Border Communities - Summary

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A study set out to investigate the factors affecting the prevalence of the practice among cross-border communities in East Africa and the Horn of Africa and the extent to which people cross borders to practise or undergo FGM and the effects of the practice on the women and girls in those communities. This report summarises the findings.

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Policy brief on cross-border FGM in East Africa

Cross-Border Female Genital Mutilation in East Africa

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This policy brief highlights the cross-border dimension of FGM (Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda) in the East Africa region. The brief describes the factors that perpetuate cross-border FGM and the work that is being done to reduce the rates.

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Accelerating Change: UNFPA Response to Eliminate Cross-Border Female Genital Mutilation in East and Southern Africa

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Addressing the increasing prevalence of more complex forms of and trends in FGM is crucial for eliminating the practice, in accordance with the objectives listed in the 2030 Agenda. One of these issues is the prevalence of cross-border FGM practices in the border areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, and Uganda. This report provides insight into the work that UNFPA has been doing to tackle FGM across borders in these border areas, where country offices are implementing a wide range of initiatives to address the issue.

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UNFPA’s Supplies Partnership

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UNFPA and its partners are working to remove substantial barriers to accessing family planning information and services, as part of a strategy that includes addressing restrictive policies, cultural norms, lack of user-friendly services and a scarcity of trained peer providers.

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GBV and Covid-19

Summary: Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

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At the onset of COVID-19 in the East and Southern Africa region, UNFPA carried out a snapshot analysis throughout April and May 2020, which indicated that the majority of countries had a National COVID-19 Response Plan and/or a COVID-19 Task Force in place. Only 13 out of 23 ESA countries recognized GBV services as an essential part of their COVID-19 Response Plan, although recognition is a critical step towards ensuring the continuity of those services. This 2-page brief summarises the results. 

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GBV and Covid-19

Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19

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We know that gender-based violence (GBV), sexual exploitation and abuse increase in times of crisis and fragility. At the onset of COVID-19 in the East and Southern Africa region, UNFPA carried out a snapshot analysis throughout April and May 2020, which indicated that the majority of countries had a National COVID-19 Response Plan and/or a COVID-19 Task Force in place.

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Kenya FSW

Report on the Female Sex Workers Program in Kenya 2018 to 2021

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Female sex workers (FSW) in Kenya have high rates of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unintended pregnancies, and other SRH issues.  Given this high risk of unintended pregnancies, the sex workers program has been giving appropriate information on contraceptives and encouraging greater access SRH services.

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