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Launch of Ireland’s National Plan of Action to Address Female Genital Mutilation

By November 25, 2008News

– Release date: 25 November 2008

On November 25 2008, (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) 15 European countries are launching 15 Action Plans to address FGM in their respective countries. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a harmful practice that violates the human rights of women and girls, perpetuates negative gender based stereotypes, infringes upon children's rights to special protections and has serious social, health and psychological consequences.

As part of the pan-European initiative, Ireland's National Steering Committee to Address FGM is pleased to invite you to the launch of Ireland's National Plan of Action to Address FGM.

The event will be of interest and relevance to legal, health and government professionals as well as non governmental organisations and community groups.

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Venue: Irish Aid Centre, 27- 31 O'Connell Street, Dublin 1
Date: November 25, 2008
Time: 10am – 12pm

** The National Steering Committee is comprised of AkiDwA, Irish Family Planning Association, Cairde, Women's Health Council, National Women's Council, Amnesty, UNICEF, the HSE, Somali Community in Ireland, Integrating African Children in Ireland, Irish Aid, Barnardos, Integrating Ireland, Christian Aid Comlamh and others.**