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Friday, September 23, 2011
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION/CUTTING
Date of event: 17 October 2011 - 19 October 2011
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
The main purpose of this conference is to review existing knowledge and identify knowledge gaps with regards to the health consequences of FGM/C and their treatment, as well as review of community based interventions against FGM/C and their efficacy. The conference will also help in strengthening of leadership and research capacity of FGM/C issues in Africa by a) creating a network and a platform for a network of researchers based in African countries, and b) explore the possibilities of establishing an African Centre for research and leadership training for the abandonment of female genital cutting.
Posted by FGC Blogger at 7:52 AM
Labels: abandonment, female circumcision, female genital mutilation, FGM, FGM abandonment, Kenya, UNFPA