The International Network to Analyze, Communicate and Transform the Campaign against FGM/C (INTACT), is an international group of researchers, scholars, and activists committed to bringing scientific evidence to bear on the campaign to end FGM/C. INTACT serves as a forum for FGM/C debate and helps bridge gaps in knowledge and information relevant to FGM/C on the local and the international levels. INTACT helps communicate lessons learned, disseminate research, and promotes the utilization of research findings to assist in the campaign against FGM/C.
INTACT is managed by the Population Council.
|FGM is practiced in at least 28 countries in Africa and a few others in Asia and the Middle East.|
|An estimated three million girls are at risk for cutting each year on the African continent alone.|
|FGM is generally performed on girls between ages of 4 and 12, although it is practiced in some cultures as early as few days after birth or as late as just prior to marriage.|
|FGM poses serious physical and mental health risks for women and young girls.|