Social aspects of family and reproductive health programme including harmful traditional practices.

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In order to continue to eliminate harmful traditional practices, especially FGM, a wide range of technical support to several countries and institutions has been provided by WHO. In addition, The African Union, the African Parliamentarian Union and the Medical Women's International Association used WHO work on FGM to review and establish their respective programmes. GTZ requested technical assistance from the Regional Office to develop national action plan regarding migrant and refugee women who practice FGM.

In collaboration with Foundation for Women's Health Research and Development and the Regional Office, Kenya hosted four African countries, Kenya, Uganda, Somali and Djibouti to review the legal dimension of child protection in the context of FGM. Experts, government officials, policy-makers, academics and civil society organizations in the fields of health, human rights, social work and child welfare and education, and from the police and the justice system deliberated on "Protecting girls from female genital mutilation.