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15th Midwifery-Conference in Bremen

Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMESPhoto: © TERRE DES FEMMESFrom the 26th – 29th of May 2019 midwives from all over Germany gathered to attend the 15th Midwifery Conference. TERRE DES FEMMES’ Department of FGM was represented by the dedicated TERRE DES FEMMES member and midwife Hedwig von Knorre. At her information booth Hedwig von Knorre distributed brochures and other informative materials concerning FGM to her colleagues, which sparked interesting conversations and thought exchanges.

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Motivated into the Next Project Cycle: First Training for CHANGE Trainers

The CHANGE Trainers are highly focused. Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMESThe CHANGE Trainers are highly focused. Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMES

The co-financed European-wide project “Let’s CHANGE” has already gone full speed since the beginning of the year and on Saturday, the 16th of February 2019, the first training for the CHANGE Trainers took place. Quite early in the morning, they gathered in the Berlin head office of TDF where FGM policy experts Dr. Idah Nabateregga and Charlotte Weil already waited for them. Together both of them are realising the trainings sessions for the multipliers. Moreover, for some of the sessions, external experts will be invited.

It has been a happy gathering for everyone since the last meeting of the entire group was the Community-Kick Off in December 2018.

 

 

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National Book Table Promotion on 6th of February 2019, International Day „Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation

TERRE DES FEMMES – Book Table in Constance . f.l.t.r.: Erika Korn - Sadyie Kilic - Monika Norrmann - Eva Wernert. Photo: © TDF local group ConstanceTERRE DES FEMMES – Book Table in Constance . f.l.t.r.: Erika Korn - Sadyie Kilic - Monika Norrmann - Eva Wernert. Photo: © TDF local group Constance

Once more, TERRE DES FEMMES’s annual book table action in occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance on the 6th of February has taken place. Aim of the activity is to raise public awareness on female genital mutilation, illustrate current developments concerning the fight of this human rights violation and encourage interested people to get involved.

 

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First Time Conviction of female genital mutilation in the United Kingdom: A “Milestone” in British History

In Great Britain, a London court has convicted a woman of female genital mutilation for the first time. The woman, originating from Uganda, has first been indicted by the court and finally found guilty on the 1st of February 2019 for mutilating her three-year-old daughter’s genitalia in 2017. According to the BBC, the 37-year-old mother faces a prison sentence of up to 14 years; the final sentence, however, is expected to be announced on the 8th of March 2019.

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Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: Together with CHANGE Agents and activists, TERRE DES FEMMES organised a Berlin protest at the Brandenburg Gate

Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMES Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMES

On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on the 6th of February, TERRE DES FEMMES organised a public protest march with newly recruited CHANGE Agent and anti-FGM activist Binta Fatty, staring at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Joined by various CHANGE Agents and activists from Berlin communities, TDF employees and policy specialists for FGM held a speech at the famous Berlin tourist attraction to raise awareness about this global issue.

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