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Let’s CHANGE in the starting blocks: First CHANGE Agent Training in Berlin

The very first CHANGE Agent training of the new, co-funded project Let’s CHANGE took part last weekend on January 26th 2019 at the main office of TERRE DES FEMMES. Surprisingly for everybody, the training was accompanied by snow, which has fallen down the day before and did not leave every CHANGE Agent thrilled. However, the joy came back when the known faces arrived slowly and reunited after the kick-off meeting in December 2018.

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UNICEF Sudan Exchanges Experiences on Combatting FGM with TDF in Berlin

f.l.t.r. Samreen Suliman (CHANGE Agent), Samah Samah Fathalrhman (UNICEF Sudan), Charlotte Weil (TDF) and Mai Ali (CHANGE Agent). Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMESf.l.t.r. Samreen Suliman (CHANGE Agent), Samah Samah Fathalrhman (UNICEF Sudan), Charlotte Weil (TDF) and Mai Ali (CHANGE Agent). Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMES12th of November 2018. TDF Policy Specialist on FGM, Charlotte Weil, welcomed a representative from UNICEF Sudan in the Berlin head office to discuss future strategies for effective community engagement on female genital mutilation. Furthermore, two current CHANGE Agents of the new project Let’s CHANGE joined the meeting to share challenges and solutions.

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Start of the new Let´s CHANGE project in Berlin

Let´s CHANGE partners at TERRES DES FEMMES. Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMESLet´s CHANGE partners at TERRES DES FEMMES. Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMESThe Kick-Off meeting of the new Let´s CHANGE project took place at the TERRE DES FEMMES head office in Berlin on the 23rd and 24th October 2018. Similar to the previous project, TERRE DES FEMMES as coordinator of Let’s CHANGE and the project partners Plan International in Hamburg, FSAN in Amsterdam and Equipop in Paris as well as the evaluation consultancy Open Europe Consulting in Munich came together to start their cooperation within the project.

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Visit of INTACT Denmark in Berlin

f.l.t.r.: Gislinde Nauy (TDF Member), Lena Nyhus (Chairperson INTACT Denmark), Güray Baba (INTACT Denmark), Linn Fabricius Dyg (INTACT Denmark). Photo: © Gislinde Nauy f.l.t.r.: Gislinde Nauy (TDF Member), Lena Nyhus (Chairperson INTACT Denmark), Güray Baba (INTACT Denmark), Linn Fabricius Dyg (INTACT Denmark). Photo: © Gislinde Nauy From 7th to 9th of October 2018, a delegation of the Danish NGO Intact Denmark came to meet with MOGiS e.V., Projekt 100% MENSCH and TERRE DES FEMMES in Berlin. The exchange meeting was mainly centred around the recent legislative initiatives in Denmark and Iceland that shall protect the genital autonomy of children of all genders (female, male and intersexual) and aims at prohibiting any kind of genital mutilation. TDF member Gislinde Nauy (working group “Female Genital Mutilation”) attended the meeting.

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Exchange Meeting with Advisory Centre FEM Süd to Discuss New Peer Project

from left to right: Umyma El-Jelede, Hilde Wolf (FEM Süd), TDF policy specialist Charlotte Weil, Mai Ali, Lovina Okonkwo (Student Intern TDF). Photo: © TERRE DES FEMMES

Last week’s Thursday, 26th July 2018, has been an exciting opportunity for TERRE DES FEMMES to deepen the collaboration with feminist organisations from our neighbouring country Austria. Charlotte Weil welcomed to medical practitioners from a Vienna-based counselling centre in the head office in Berlin. The two women were part of a counselling team that is particularly specialized in women’s and girl’s health, called FEM Süd, and attended the meeting in representation of the entire team: One of them is a health psychologist and head of the centre, Hilde Wolf, the other is a health counsellor and trained physician, Umyma El-Jelede.

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