States legal obligations under international treaties

As stated in the thematic note, governments have signed international treaties that oblige them to take measures against FGM. Laws were thought to be important to hold governments accountable to their obligations and duties takes under international law. The Maputo protocol (The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights on the Rights … Lire la suite States legal obligations under international treaties

Can social change be legislated ?

Many members agreed that while it is important to have a legal framework to combat FGM, to hold perpetrators accountable and provide remedies to victims is important. However, there was also general agreement that laws alone are not enough to bring significant decrease in the prevalence, which has been seen in the case of most … Lire la suite Can social change be legislated ?

SOMMET AFRICAIN SUR LES MUTILATIONS GENITALES FEMININES ET LES MARIAGES D’ENFANTS

Les gouvernements du Sénégal et de la Gambie, en partenariat avec l'ONG Safe Hands for Girls, ont convoqué le premier Sommet africain sur les mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) et le mariage d'enfants (MEPF) du 16 au 18 juin 2019 à Dakar, au Sénégal. Le sommet, dont le thème était «Renforcer le pont entre l'Afrique et … Lire la suite SOMMET AFRICAIN SUR LES MUTILATIONS GENITALES FEMININES ET LES MARIAGES D’ENFANTS

AFRICAN SUMMIT ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATIONS AND CHILD MARRIAGES

The Governments of Senegal and The Gambia, in partnership with the NGO Safe Hands for Girls, convened the first African Summit on Female Genital Mutilations (FGM) and Child Marriage (CM) on the 16-18 June, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. The summit whose theme was “Reinforcing the bridge between Africa and the rest of the world to … Lire la suite AFRICAN SUMMIT ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATIONS AND CHILD MARRIAGES

Summary of the discussion on FGM & Law

The discussion was launched on July 12th and ended on July 31st 2019. Introduction to the issue FGM is a complex issue deeply embedded in the societies where it is practiced. While criminalization of the practice is generally acknowledged as an important step in the global strategy towards abandonment of FGM, most experts would agree that … Lire la suite Summary of the discussion on FGM & Law

Nouvelle discussion: Loi & MGF

Le vendredi 12 juillet 2019 une nouvelle discussion a débutée dans la Communauté de pratiques sur les MGF: La loi et les MGF Comme nous le savons, les MGF sont une question complexe profondément ancrée dans les sociétés où elles sont pratiquées. Bien que la criminalisation de la pratique soit généralement reconnue comme une étape importante … Lire la suite Nouvelle discussion: Loi & MGF

Summary of the discussion on religion

There were some very interesting contributions to the debate on Religion. We are sharing a – not exhaustive – summary here. A thematic note was disseminated, available here. To support the debate, we could count on the participation of two experts of this issue:   Maryam Sheikh Abdi’s, Somali researcher on FGM and activist. Imam Moussé … Lire la suite Summary of the discussion on religion

Synthèse de la discussion sur la religion

Le débat sur la religion a donné lieu à des contributions très intéressantes. Nous vous en partageons ici une synthèse non exhaustive. Une fiche thématique avait été diffusée, disponible ici. Afin d’alimenter le débat, nous avons pu compter sur la participation de deux expert.e.s de la question : Maryam Sheikh Abdi’s, chercheuse et activiste dans … Lire la suite Synthèse de la discussion sur la religion