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International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM – Thursday 4th February

By February 1, 2010News

Dublin Seminar To Mark International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

The aim of the seminar is to mark, for the first time in Ireland, International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation and to provide a forum for discussion on work in Ireland and overseas to combat FGM.

A new document entitled; "Ending Female Genital Mutilation: A Strategy for the European Union Institutions", as part of the END FGM European Campaign, will also be launched at the seminar.

DATE Thursday 4th February
TIME 10am – 1.30pm
VENUE European Public Information Centre (EPIC), 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Speakers include:

Melanie Verwoerd – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UNICEF IRELAND
Colm O’Gorman – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (IRISH SECTION)
Sioban O’Brien Green & Salome Mbugua – AkiDwA
Eileen Morrow – PROGRAMME OFFICER FOR EAST AFRICA WITH WORLD VISION
Ahmed Gadaf & Ifrah Ahmed – SOMALI COMMUNITY IN IRELAND

The event will be hosted by the National Steering Committee on FGM, which comprises AkiDwA, Amnesty International, UNICEF Ireland, Barnardos, Cairde, Children’s Rights Alliance, National Women’s Council of Ireland, the HSE, Somali Community in Ireland, Integrating African Children in Ireland, Irish Aid, Integrating Ireland and Refugee Information Services, Christian Aid, Irish Family Planning Association and Others.

For more information contact Alwiye at Akidwa: alwiye@akidwa.ie