International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:37 am

Eva Organization for Women (EOW) welcomes International Women’s Day on Tuesday the 8th of March 2011. This global day honours the celebration of respect, appreciation and loves towards women to a celebration the economic, political and social achievements of women’s past, present and future.

This year is very special as we (women) celebrate a 100 year anniversary (centenary 1911-2011), and this year’s event EOW will focus the issue of FGM.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) also known as female genital cutting (FGC) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of human rights of girls and women.

Reasons behind FGM practice are attributed to cultural, religious and social factors within families and communities. FGM is indeed a horrific act against human rights which the statistics above reveal. However, it has rarely been discussed in everyday media and not enough light is shed on this issue. We would like to shed some light on this and have the voice of women (who either have been a victim of this practice or at risk of undergoing the experience) to be heard. Hence, it is necessary to improve people's awareness of the negative impact of this practice and the position of religion and medical science on this issue.

EOW in collaboration with the University of Leicester and the local Community Centres in Leicester and Leicestershire will conduct a conference where we raise awareness of FGM.

Aims and Objectives of the Conference
 To raise the awareness of FGM.
 To run an educational and informational sessions of FGM.
 To raise the awareness of illegality and immorality of FGM.
 To help to raise the voices of the millions of women both in the UK and abroad to put an end to FGM.
 Advocating national and international levels for women’s rights to not be subjected to this crucial act.
 To set up a publicised campaign to promote the elimination of FGM to a much wider communities by using different types of media outlets.
 To campaign the ending of FGM by involving local, national and international authorities and institutions of higher education (such as University of Leicester) to collaborate and form a united force against this barbaric acts against women and girls which is getting practiced daily through out many places in the world, even in our backdoors.


“Come and join us, be part of it and become her voice to put an end to FGM”



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