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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, ABANDONING FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION: THE ROLE OF PARLIAMENTS
Every year, three million girls and women are subjected to genital mutliation and cutting (FGMC). FGMC is an act of violence against women that must be combated by a number of actors, including parliaments.
About the Conference
Dakar (Senegal), 4 and 5 December 2005
The regional conference on Violence against women, abandoning female genital mutilation: The role of parliaments is organized by the National Assembly of Senegal and the African Parliamentary Union (APU) in cooperation with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), will take place on 4 and 5 December 2005 in Dakar. This conference will make possible an exchange of views between parliamentarians of African countries and will help build a better understanding of the role that parliaments should play in fighting FGMC. Specifically, the conference will emphasize the means available to eradicate this practice not only through laws, but also through societal changes and action at the local level.
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