Female Genital Mutilation: Speak the Unspoken! – CIMSA-Indonesia

Name of the activity: Female Genital Mutilation: Speak the Unspoken!

Country/NMO: CIMSA-Indonesia

Program: Gender-Based Violence

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Campaign

Focus area: Female Genital Mutilation

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), SDG 5 (Gender Equality)

Problem statement:

According to data from UNICEF in 2020, there are 200 thousand women and children that became a victim of genital mutilation. On top of that, Indonesia was placed as the third highest number of cases in the world. A survey held by PSKK UGM stated that 87.3% respondents get information about genital mutilation from their parents. The most common reasons for female genital mutilation among participants are religious doctrine (92.7%) and tradition in society (84.1%).

Target groups:

  • General population
  • Youth
  • Women


  • Children
  • Youth
  • Women


The objective of this activity is to increase public knowledge, especially 17-24 years old women, about female genital mutilation through one activity series, which consist of webinar and social media campaign for 2 weeks, measured by 70% mean score in post-test. 

Indicators of Success:

The indicators of success in this activity are to reach 100 participants in the webinar, increase in the pre- and post-test score to 70%, and have 90% of the total organizing committee on the day of the activity.


Holding a social campaign with the general population as volunteers that raise the theme of “Speak the Unspoken!” which lasted 6 days and a webinar that discussed the reality of genital mutilation practice in Indonesia. 

Plans for evaluation:

Giving pre- and post-test to webinar participants, volunteers, and using satisfaction questionnaire form to evaluate organizing committee performance. 

External collaborations:

We collaborated with Dr. Dewi H. Susilastuti from UGM Population Study Center as a speaker and Policy, and dr. Ida Ayu Narayani, M. Sc. from CIMSA UGM 2010 alumni with Master Degree of Sexual Reproductive Health also as a speaker. 


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