European Union External Action

Identifying Support For Women And Girls Affected by FGM In Sierra Leone

22/02/2019 - 15:41
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This morning EUDEL Sierra Leone proudly hosted a training on “Identifying Support For Women And Girls Affected by FGM.”

This morning EUDEL Sierra Leone proudly hosted a training on “Identifying Support For Women And Girls Affected by FGM.”

The webstreamed training session was delivered by Alimatu Dimonekene, Lead Trainer, Women and Girls Rights Advocate and President of 50:50 UK.

Among the participants were social workers, public health and legal professionals, child rights advocates and students based in Sierra Leone.

The aim of the course was to give a holistic and comprehensive understanding of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) within the sphere of domestic and child abuse, pulling from the effort from those working in communities to end this particular form of violence against women and children.

During the introduction session, the EU underlined its commitment to address Gender Based Violence and FGM, which is a severe violation of the human rights and physical integrity of women and girls.

The EU welcomed the current drive of the government of Sierra Leone and the personal involvement of the President and First Lady to end violence against women and encouraged the adoption of a National Strategy for the reduction of FGM.

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