©UNICEF/Amadou Mbodj/2005 - IPU meeting - Opening session

Bulletin year 2005 number 2

African Parliamentarians signed a declaration in Dakar to abandon FGM/C, acknowledging that the abandonment can only be achieved as a result of a comprehensive movement which involves all public and private stakeholders in society; also they are determined to spare no effort to end FGM/C and to achieve the goal of abandoning this practice within a generation

©UNICEF/Amadou Mbodj/2005 - IPU meeting - Opening session

Bulletin year 2005 number 2

The African Parliamentary Conference on the role of national parliaments in the abandonment of excision ended on Monday December 5th, 2005, with a declaration that recommended several new measures.
Parliamentarians have committed to have all the relevant documents translated into national languages and sent out to the largest number of people.
With a view to tackling the very roots of the perpetuation of excision, parliamentarians have committed, through the Dakar Declaration, to be more active in overseeing governmental action in favor of women, in respecting national and international commitments, but mostly, in ensuring the granting of adequate funds for actions aimed at women in poverty reduction programs and initiatives for the promotion of girls education.

©UNICEF/Amadou Mbodj/2005 - Mory Kanté, a musician from Guinea and FAO goodwill ambassador, who was a special guest at the conference, asked parliamentarians not to ignore musicians in their efforts in favor of women and girls to abandon FGM/C

Bulletin year 2005 number 2

Mory Kanté, a musician from Guinea and FAO goodwill ambassador, who was a special guest at the conference, asked parliamentarians not to ignore musicians in their efforts in favor of women and girls to abandon FGM/C

©UNICEF IRC/2005 - Testimonial Tegla Laroupe addressing her speech at the launch of Innocenti Digest against FGM/C in Cairo on 24 November UNICEF IRC/2005

Bulletin year 2005 number 2

Tegla Laroupe participates at the Cairo launch as testimonial against FGM/C