Like every year, in 2020 too, active women and women’s organisations from the region had the chance to register at the office for gender equality in Dortmund in order to announce a self-designed event. TDF member and volunteer worker on female genital mutilation (FGM), Silvia Kaufmann, participated in the action. She was supported by FGM expert and community member Oumou Diallo.
“WomenPowerFuture” – that was this year’s motto of the International Women’s Day. Different fora provided the opportunity to discuss current gender themes, strengthen the own competences or gain ideas for job and lifestyle. Interested people could register their own forum at the Dortmund city hall and the office for gender equality, then, took care of organising a suitable location and designing a supporting programme. Under the title “How to identify and prevent traditional practices against girls and women”, the workshop rose awareness on the consequences of female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage.