GOOGLE+ Hangout Discussing Progress, Challenges in Efforts to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

  • Published on: 07/02/2013
  • To observe the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, 6 February, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) hosted a Google+ Hangout discussion on the progress made in FGM/C abandonment, and the challenges that remain ahead.
    The virtual event will features:
    - Lynne Featherstone, UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development and Champion for the elimination of violence against women
    - Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA
    - Dr. Atef El Shitany, Rapporteur of the National Population Council, Egypt
    - Molly Melching, Founder and Executive Director of Tostan
    - Janet Tumer, Young Il Shamus activist and FGM/C survivor, Kenya
    Moderator: Maggie O'Kane, The Guardian