National Costed Roadmap for ending child marriage and FGM/C
The National Costed Roadmap to End Child Marriage and FGM/C is an evidence-based costed plan which outlines the key strategies, packages of interventions, and expected results, targets and milestones towards the elimination of child marriage and FGM/C in all contexts in Ethiopia, including in humanitarian and emergency situations. The National Roadmap has passed through a rigorous process of critical reflection and consolidation building on lessons from interventions to- date, and existing evidence. From its inception, the National Roadmap underwent different stages of consultation with stakeholders, especially with regional states and sectoral institutions, ensuring ownership of the resulting interventions and costings.
The purpose of the National Roadmap is to clearly stipulate the key strategies, approaches and evidence-based interventions which will be employed to achieve the national target to eliminate child marriage and FGM/C by 2025. It also embodies Ethiopia’s efforts to achieve SDG 5 Target 5.3 “eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.” With this overarching purpose, the National Roadmap also clearly defines the role of different actors and establishes accountability mechanisms for ending child marriage and FGM/C. The National Roadmap creates a clear understanding of the costs required for the elimination of the practices and serves as a tool to increase government budgets in support of ending child marriage and FGM/C and to solicit funding to support this national effort.