Delegation of the European Union to Liberia

EU Delegation to Liberia commemorates '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.'

Liberia , 10/12/2018 - 15:00, UNIQUE ID: 181210_24
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As part of our contribution to the commemoration of the '16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence,' The Women Solidarity Incorporated (WOSI), a local women NGO with support from the EU on December 5, held an awareness session for 25 traditional zoes in Bong County on the human rights and health implications of the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). The role of traditional authorities is critical in ending FGM and the traditional zoes highlighted the importance of their involvement as the main drivers of efforts to end FGM and other harmful traditional practices against women and girls.