Functions of the Board

As per Section 5 of the Act, the functions of the Anti-FGM Board shall be to-.

  • design, supervise and co-ordinate public awareness programmes against the practice of female genital mutilation;
  • generally advise the Government on matters relating to female genital mutilation and the implementation of the Act;
  • design and formulate a policy on the planning, financing and co-ordinating of all activities relating to female genital mutilation;
  • provide technical and other support to institutions, agencies and other bodies engaged in the programmes aimed at eradication of female genital mutilation;
  • design programmes aimed at eradication of female genital mutilation;
  • facilitate resource mobilization for the programmes and activities aimed at eradicating female genital mutilation; and
  • perform such other functions as may be assigned by any written

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