High School Class Visits TERRE DES FEMMES Head Office

Diesterweg high school students discuss female genital mutilation. Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMES 2020Diesterweg high school students discuss female genital mutilation. Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMES 2020On Friday, 24th of January 2020, the department of female genital mutilation (FGM) invited a class from the Berlin Diesterweg high school to the TDF head office. The 10th graders met with department assistant Lovina Okonkwo to discuss the various aspects of FGM. The students and their teacher already dealt with the subject in their philosophy lessons. The class now wanted to gain a deeper insight into the work of TERRE DES FEMMES against FGM. Furthermore, they wanted to exchange possibilities of student’s engagement.

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Responding to Female Genital Mutilation – TERRE DES FEMMES organises FGM training for key professionals

f.l.t.r.: Petra Martin-Schweizer, Najwa Kaied, Marie-Elisa Marwig, CHANGE Trainer Isatou Barry, Sevgi Ilbeyi, Dr. Idah Nabateregga, Maria Abel und Leyla Balthasar. Foto: © TERRE DES FEMMES

On the 13th Dec 2019, TERRE DES FEMMES hosted the first of two planned vocational trainings for key professionals at the head office in Berlin. CHANGE Trainer Isatou Barry from the Let’s CHANGE project, and Dr. Idah Nabateregga, policy expert of female genital mutilation (FGM) at TDF, conveyed basic knowledge about FGM, as well as the necessary competences on how to deal with affected girls and women and what to do in situations of potential risk. Participants were mainly coming from the social sector.

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A historic moment: For the first time ever, Ireland convicts a case of female genital mutilation

© Joanna Broda © Joanna Broda

On the 28th of November 2019, a court in Ireland ruled its very first sentence on female genital mutilation (FGM). A couple has been accused of organising and tolerating the mutilation of their daughter who had been one year old at the time of execution. This is the first time such a case has been prosecuted since the implementation of the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act in 2012 which criminalises the execution of FGM on Irish residents, within Ireland and abroad.

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One Year of Let’s CHANGE: “It’s worth the effort to do this patient work.” A conversation with patron Rakieta Poyga

Rakieta Poyga. Foto: © Alexander GonschiorRakieta Poyga. Foto: © Alexander Gonschior

As always, the closing of the ongoing year gives us the opportunity to reflect on past events and goals that were achieved. TERRE DES FEMMES looks back on a very eventful und successful year 2019, in general, and further appreciates the results of the first project year of “Let’s CHANGE”. We took this as an occasion to discuss this year’s achievements and the engagement work against female genital mutilation (FGM) with patron of the project, Rakieta Poyga in Burkina Faso.

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Invitation: Talk „What do you know about FGM”?

CHANGE Agent Habiba Al-Hinai. Photo: © Martin FunckCHANGE Agent Habiba Al-Hinai. Photo: © Martin Funck

What? Talk with TDF CHANGE Agent Habiba Al-Hinai

When? 27th November 2019 at 5 PM

Where? Ramlerstr. 28a, 13355 Berlin, (near Gesundbrunnen)

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