Markering av den internasjonale dagen mot kjønnslemlestelse 2022
Invitation to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Globally it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women today have undergone some form of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In 2015, world leaders committed to end this harmful practice by 2030. If current trends continue, 15 million additional girls will be subjected to it by 2030. An additional 2 million girls are estimated to be at risk of undergoing FGM because of the covid pandemic.
On behalf of Norad and the Norwegian Harmful Practices Network*, we invite you for a webinar to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2022.
The event will be in English.
Keynote speaker: Norwegian Efforts to end FGM
• State Secretary, Bjorg Sandkjær, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Global Progress to ending FGM – are we on track?
• Ms. Mireille Tushiminina, Coordinator of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation, UNFPA
Efforts to end FGM in Ethiopia:
Her Excellency Ms Alemitu Omode, State Minister for Ministry of Women and Social Affairs, Ethiopia
• Tyobestya Shalemariam Teklemariam, the Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia
• Mr. Seleshe Tadesse, Director for Women Mobilization and Participation Enhancement Directorate, Ministry of Women and Social Affair and the Alliance, Ethiopia
Moderator: Ritika Dhall, Assistant Director, Section for Gender Equality, Norad
Perspectives on FGM in Norway
• Ubah Aden, leader of Norwegian NGO Karaama, author and politican
• Pan African Women’s Association (TBC)
• Reflections and experiences from the medical community working on FGM in Norway - Sølvi Taraldsen(TBC)
Moderator: Gro Lindstad, Fokus