Established in 2012, the Africa Coordinating Centre for the Abandonment of FGM/C (ACCAF) aims to strengthen the capacity for and coordination of research and implementation of evidence-based practices and strategies for the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Africa and beyond within one generation. Hosted by the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, ACCAF provides a multi-disciplinary approach to champion efforts and address the gaps in the abandonment of FGM/C view a towards sustaining women’s health and dignity.
ACCAF has four objectives:
- Identify knowledge gaps and support and stimulate research in the field of female genital mutilation /cutting (FGM/C)
- Support networking and knowledge exchange between researchers, health professionals and community workers on the abandonment of FGM/C
- Improve health care for women and children who have undergone FGM/C
- Advocate, educate and create a supportive environment for cultural change