The European Union stands in full solidarity with Greece and Cyprus regarding recent actions by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, including the Aegean Sea. Turkey needs to respect the sovereignty and the sovereign rights of all EU Member States, as stressed repeatedly by the European Council and in Council conclusions, most recently in June 2019.
Speech of the Ambassador of the European Union to to Pakistan H. E. Mrs Androulla Kaminara At the inaugural ceremony of the Human Rights Film Festival 2019 1 December 2019 at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts in Islamabad
350 personnes, parmi la Ministre de l'Egalité de Genre et du Bien-être de la Famille, des chefs de mission diplomatique, des membres du Parlement, des défenseurs des droits de l'homme, des citoyens engagés, et des membres du personnel de la Délégation se sont mobilisées devant la Mairie de Port Louis le samedi 23 novembre pour une marche silencieuse dans les rues de la capitale mauricienne. Objectif: montrer leur indignation face aux trop nombreux cas de violences envers les femmes et appeler à une action collective pour y mettre fin.
FGM has both long-term and short-term consequences that include death from haemorrhaging and pain; infections and trauma; decreased sexual pleasure and pain during intercourse; neonatal effects (depending on the type of FGM undergone); as well as other health and psychological disorders.
Despite these consequences, some parents have confirmed that they subjected their daughters to FGM, precisely because they had their children’s well-being in mind. They worry that their daughters would be a shame in the community, they would not be marriageable, they would invoke a curse that would affect the entire family, or even, that they would fall sick and die.