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Featured African parliamentary conference on "Violence against Women, abandoning female genital mutilation: the role of parliaments" - 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), took place on 4 and 5 December 2005 in Dakar. This conference makes 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 emphasizes 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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Global launch event: "Changing a Harmful Social Convention: Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting"
A Digest produced by the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
24 November 2005, Cairo
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CONFERENCE: The First Islamic Ministerial Conference on the Child
The event is co-organized by the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and UNICEF in response to a special resolution on "Child Care and Protection in the Islamic World" passed unanimously by OIC Member States at the 2003 OIC Summit in Malaysia. The Conference signals the real commitment of leaders of Islamic countries to strengthen their co-operation on behalf of children and make them the focal point for Islamic governments in their drive for greater unity and solidarity.
7 - 9 November 2005, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco
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