Riunione ad Alto Livello: "Dal Cairo a Ouagadougou: verso la messa a bando globale delle MGF"

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 9-10 Novembre 2009


FROM CAIRO TO OUAGADOUGOU
Towards A Global Ban Of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
High Level Meeting – Ouagadougou, 8-10 November 2009
Organised by Ministry of Social Action and National Solidarity
and No Peace Without Justice
Under the High Patronage of Mrs. Chantal Compaoré, wife of H.E. the President of Burkina Faso
 
 
 
Download the program in English, French
 
 
 
Sunday, 8 November 2009
 
Arrival of international Participants
 
12.00 – 19.00 Registration and accreditation of Participants
 
20.30 Welcome dinner in honour of Participants at the Gondwana
 
Monday, 9 November 2009
 
08.00 – 09.00 Accreditation of Participants at the Centre International de Conférence de Ouaga 2000
 
09.00 – 12.00 Opening Session
Introduction of the Program by the Master of Ceremonies
Musical Performance
Hon. Pascaline Tamini-Bihoun, Minister of Social Action and National Solidarity, Burkina Faso
Hon. Elisabetta Belloni, Director General of the Development Cooperation, Italian Republic, represented by Mrs Bianca Pomeranzi, Senior Gender Advisor, Development Cooperation
Hon. Nima Boulhan Houssein, Minister for the Promotion of Women, Family Welfare and Social Affairs, Republic of Djibouti
Hon. Emma Bonino, Vice-president of the Italian Senate, Italian Republic, founder of NPWJ
Musical Performance
Mrs Chantal Compaoré, First Lady of Burkina Faso
Mrs Mariana Mane Sanha, First Lady of the Republic of Guinea- Bissau
Mrs Janet Kataha Museveni, First Lady of the Republic of Uganda, represented by Hon. Rukiya Kulany Chekamondo, Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Mrs Touré Lobbo Traoré, First Lady of the Republic of Mali, represented by Hon. Fatoumata Guindo, Spokesperson of the Government
 
12.00–14.00 Group photo, followed by Luncheon
 
14.00–15.00 Plenary Session - Towards a Global Ban of FGM
Co-Chairs
Hon. Pascaline Tamini-Bihoun, Minister of Social Action and National Solidarity, Burkina Faso
Dr. Niccolò Figà-Talamanca, Secretary General of No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ)
Interventions
Hon. Memonatou Ibrahima, Minister of Women’s Affairs, Republic of Togo
Babacar Cissé, United Nations Resident Coordinator
H.E. Mrs Moushira Mahmoud Khattab, Minister for Family and Population, Arab Republic of Egypt, represented by H.E. the Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Burkina Faso
Mr Gennaro Gentile, Director, UTL-Niamey (Italian Development Cooperation)
Mrs Mariam Lamizana, President of the Inter- African Committee (IAC)
 
15.00-18.30 Parallel Thematic Sessions
 
Session I FGM as a global issue; the importance of legal frameworks and harmonization of national legislations in Africa
Co-Chairs
Mrs Ndeye Soukey Gueye, Director, Ministry of Family Affairs, Republic of Senegal
Mrs Mariam Lamizana, President, Inter-African Committee on Harmful Traditional Practices (IAC)
Rapporteur Mrs Alvilda Jablonko, FGM Program Coordinator, NPWJ
Interventions
Mr Diakete Akete, Advisor to H.E. the President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau
Mr Brehima Ballo, AMSOPT, Republic of Mali
Mrs Laurel Bangura, Director, FGM-Sierra Leone
Mrs Kamassi Hadizatou, CONIPRAT, Republic of Niger
Mr Okeke Collins, Senior Consultant, HURILAWS, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Mrs Una Thompson, President, Women of Liberia Peace Network, Republic of Liberia
 
Session II The Effectiveness of the Law
Co-Chairs
Mrs Marie-Rose Sawadogo, Permanent Secretary, Comite National de lutte contre la pratique de l’excision, Burkina Faso
Mrs Florence Ali, President, Ghana Association for Women’s Welfare, Republic of Ghana
Rapporteur Mr Lamine Traoré, Coordinator, Project for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Republic of Mali
Interventions
Mrs Mailalé Fatouma Baubé, CONIPRAT, Republic of Niger
Mrs Marie Delphine Ndiaye, Presidente, Association des Femmes Juristes Senegalaises, Republic of Senegal
Mrs Rose Nwannumu, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Mrs Victorine Odounlami, CI-AF - Benin
Mrs Berhane Ras-Work, Executive Director, IAC
Mrs Sultana Mohamed Yahya, Director of FemmeAid, Islamic Republic of Mauritania
Mrs Linda Weil-Curiel, President, CAMS, French Republic
 
Session III The potential of the media in the fight against FGM
Co-Chairs
Imam Djiguiba Cissé, Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Mrs Isatou Touray, President, GAMCOTRAP, Republic of The Gambia
Rapporteur Mr Morissanda Kouyaté, Chief of Operations, IAC
Interventions
Mr Marco Bello, VPS/CISV Regione Piemonte, Italian Republic
Mrs Khady Cissé, Secretary General of the West African Journalists Union, Republic of Senegal
Mrs Khady Koita, Presidente, La Palabre, Belgium/Senegal
Mr Yao Enyonam Kpogo, Director, FGM Program, Togolese Republic
Mrs Francesca Moneti, Senior Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF
Mrs Josephine Keita Traoré, Director, National Program for the Abandonment of FGM/C, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Republic of Mali
 
20.00 Dinner at the Presidential Palace
 
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
 
9.00 – 11.00 Resumed Thematic Sessions
Session I FGM as a global issue, the importance of legal frameworks and harmonization of national legislations in Africa
Session II The effectiveness of the Law
Session III The potential of the media in the fight against FGM
 
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break
 
11.15 – 13.00 Plenary Session – Reports from parallel sessions
Co-Chairs
Hon. Pascaline Tamini-Bihoun, Minister of SocialAction and National Solidarity, Burkina Faso
Dr. Niccolò Figà-Talamanca, Secretary General of No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ)
Rapporteurs
Mrs Alvilda Jablonko, Rapporteur for the Thematic Session on FGM as a global issue, the importance of legal frameworks and harmonization of national legislations in Africa
Mr Lamine Traoré, Rapporteur for the Thematic Session on The effectiveness of the Law
Mr Morissanda Kouyaté, Rapporteur for the Thematic Session on The potential of the media in the fight against FGM
Discussion
 
13.00 – 13.30 Closing Session and adoption of the Final Declaration
 
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch
Simultaneous interpretation available in French and English
Conference venue Centre International de Conférence de Ouaga2000