The African Parliamentary Conference on the role of national parliaments in the abandonment of FGM/C

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


During the two-day proceedings, parliamentarians expressed a strong desire to share individual experiences, namely on supporting the passing of laws against excision in countries where this process has not yet taken place.
The proceedings were organized as two separate workshops. The first one discussed community actions. Participants discussed various approaches to change mentalities, the role of the media and public opinion, and the role of traditional chiefs, religious guides and community leaders. The workshop also examined collaborative mechanisms with the civil society and community-based organizations.
The second workshop focused on institutional mechanisms: national mechanisms, national strategies and action plans, the budgets allocated to the abandonment of excision, the role of international organizations and the strengthening of cooperation with the countries that attract immigration.



Documents

  • Interparliamentarian meeting in Dakar press release in English - Day 1

  • Interparliamentarian meeting in Dakar press release in English - Day 2

  • Interparliamentarian meeting in Dakar press release in French - Day 1

  • Interparliamentarian meeting in Dakar press release in French - Day 2