INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION Developing a political, legal and social environment to implement the Maputo Protocol

Program - Nairobi, 16-18 September 2004

Thursday, 16 September 2004
8:30 am - NGO Exhibition on FGM Strategies, KICC Foyer
The exhibition will be ongoing during the Conference, except during the Opening Ceremony
9:30 am – 12:30 am
Arrival and Registration of Participants
12:30 am – 2:00 pm
Welcome Lunch, hosted by Hon. Linah J. Kilimo, Minister of Home Affairs
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Opening Ceremony
Drama and personal experiences
Statements by
-H.E. Tanya van Gool, Ambassador of The Netherlands, -Presidency in Office of European Union
-H.E. Carlo Calia, Ambassador of Italy
-H.E. Bo Göransson, Ambassador of Sweden
-Waris Dirie, Goodwill Ambassador of UNFPA
-Heimo Laakkonen, UNICEF
-Message from H.E. Suzanne Mubarak, First Lady of Egypt, read by H.E. Ambassador Moushira Khattab, National Council for -Childhood and Motherhood, Egypt
-Hon. Linah J. Kilimo, Minister of Home Affairs, Kenya
Welcome address by
-H.E. Hon. Dr. A.A. Moody Awori, EBS,MP, Vice-President of the Republic of Kenya
Vote of Thanks
-Hon. Emma Bonino, MEP, founder of No Peace Without Justice
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Tea Break
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Plenary Session: The Maputo Protocol and the development of instruments and strategies for the abandonment of FGM
Chair: Hon. Linah J. Kilimo, Minister of Home Affairs, Kenya
Co-Chair Hon. Gianfranco Dell'Alba, Secretary General, NPWJ
-Hon. Mariam Lamizana, Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Burkina Faso
-Hon. Amos S. Wako, Attorney General, Kenya
-H.E. Ambassador Moushira Khattab, National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, Egypt
-Hon. Zoe Bakoko Bakoru, Minister of Gender, Women and Social Services, Uganda
-Hon. Amna Abdel Rahman Hassan, Vice-President Inter-African Committee
-Anne Gathumbi, Coalition on Violence Against Women, Kenya
Conclusions by
-Hon. Ochilo Ayacko, Minister of Gender, Sports, Culture and Social Services, Kenya
7:30 pm
Conference Dinner, hosted by No Peace Without Justice, at the Osteria del Chianti (by invitation)
Friday, 17 September 2004
Thematic Sessions
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Thematic Session (see annexed detailed program)
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm – 7.00 pm
Resumed Thematic Session
6:30 pm Media Event, Delegate Lounge, KICC
H.E. Ambassador Carlo Calia, Hon. Linah J. Kiilmo, Ginevra Letizia, Italian Cooperation, Paola Viero, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Par Engebak, Regional Director UNICEF, Heimo Laakkonen, UNICEF Country Office will launch Italy-UNICEF FGM program in Kenya.
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Cocktail Reception, Tin Tin Restaurant, KICC
Hosted by UNICEF and the Italian Embassy
Thematic Session I
After the Cairo Declaration: developing a legal and political environment for the eradication of FGM
participants included Parliamentarians, Police, Judicial, Local Government, NGOs and clan/community elders
Chair: Violet Mavisi, Vice Chair, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
Facilitator: H.E. Ambassador Moushira Khattab, NCCM, Egypt
Rapporteur: Milly Odhiambo, CRADLE, Kenya
-Nelson King’oina, Julikei International, Kenya
-Karin-Annabella Revuelta, GTZ Kenya
-Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, MP, Uganda
-Hon. Gertrude Kulany, MP, Uganda
-Naphy Samb Ka, High Commission for Human Rights, Senegal
-Marietta Brew, African Women Lawyer Association, Ghana
-Imelda Lulu Urio, Legal and Human Rights Center, Tanzania
-Joyce Majiwa, International Federation of Women Lawyer, Kenya
-. Muthgard Hinkelmann-Toewe, Centre for Practice-Oriented Feminist Science, College of Fulda, Germany
-Simona Galbiati, UNDP, Egypt
-Daniela Colombo, President, AIDOS
Interventions from the floor:
-Rebecca Kadaga (MP, Uganda)
-Mbeka Daniel (Cultural Self Help, Kenya)
-Nelson King’oina (Julikei International, Kenya)
-Feiser Mohammed (Equality Now, Somalia)
-Deputy Minister from Tanzania
-Minister from Eritrea
-Susan Mathari
-Juliette Macther (National Council for Women, Kenya)
-Children’s Officer from Kenya
-Traditional Chief
Thematic Session II
Breaking the Myth: the role of communities, family, school and the media in transforming social conventions and promoting FGM abandonment
participants included teachers, cultural and religious leaders, NGOs, CBOs and Media
Chair: Waris Dirie, Goodwill Ambassador UNFPA
Co-Chair: Hon. George Saitoti, Minister of Education, Kenya
Jamila Said Musse, Association for Integration and Development, Somalia
Facilitator: Hon. Mariam Lamizana, Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Burkina Faso
Rapporteur: Debra Gichio, The National Muslim Council of Kenya
Julie Maranya, Julikei International
Maria Gabriella De Vita, Child Protection Section, UNICEF
Amal Basha, Sister Arab Forum, Yemen
Rukia A. Subow, FGM in Kenya
Anne-Marie Caulker, Kantanya Women’s Development Association, Sierra Leone
Eupheginia Gachiri, Kenya,
Charity Koronya, PPIA, Kenya
Mercy Musomi, GCN, Kenya
Monica Okwalo, WVI, Kenya
Jane Kamau, GTZ, Kenya
Amina Ibrahim, CCM, Kenya
Jane Karuiki, UNICEF
Professor J Mugambi, University of Nairobi, Dept of Religious Studies, Kenya
Pamela Mburia, AMWIK, Kenya
Nazlin Omar Rasput,National Muslims Council of Kenya
Sheikh Ahmed Mudhar, Nairobi Kadhi
Mr Hassan Olie Naado
Bilal Ndyae, TOSTAN, Senegal
Abebech Wolde, EMWA, Ethiopia
Sidibe Kadidia Aoudou, APSOMPT, Mali
Mme Keita Josephine Traoré, Ministere de la Promotion de la Femme, de l’Enfant et de la Famille, Mali
Husnia Alkadry, Yemen Women Centre, Yemen
Mary Sinat, joint statement on behalf of the Masai Community and UNPO
Thematic Session III
FGM as an issue of women's rights, gender and child protection: medicalisation as an impediment to the eradication of FGM
participants included affected persons, circumcisers, doctors and medical professionals
Chair: Hon. Dora Byamukama, Parliament of Uganda
Co-Chair: Hon. Charity Ngilu, Minister of Health, Kenya
Facilitator: Nahid Toubia, President, RAINBO, UK
Rapporteur: Ann Njeru, Division of Reproductive Health, Ministry of Health, Kenya
Abdillah Abdi, Northern Aid, Kenya
Marilyn Amponsah-Annan, National Commission on Children, Ghana
Sheikh Omar, GTZ, Kenya
Dr. Ruth Kibiti, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Hon. Alicen Chelaite, Assistant Minister, Ministry for Gender, Kenya
Safia Elmi Djibril, Comite National de Lutte contre les Pratiques Traditionnelles Nefastes, Djibouti
Samira Luka Daniel, Coptic Evangelical Organisation for Social Services, Egypt
Anna Costantini, Italian Cooperation, Kenya
Ian Askew, Population Council, Kenya
Valeria Saggiomo, CISP, Somalia
Tsegga Gaim, National Union of Eritrean Woman, Eritrea
Chief Mary Michieka, Kistrech Theatre Group, Kisii, Kenya
AIC Kajiado, Personal experiences
Dr Sam Thenya, Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Health aspects of FGM , Kenya
Inge Baumgarten, FGM Program, GTZ Germany
Ndinini Kimesera, Mwanza Women Development Organisation, Tanzania, and Josephine Nashipae, Kajiado Women Development Organisation, Kenya
Magrina Serem, Keiyo for New Initiation
Saturday, 18 September 2004
9:30 am -11:15 am
Plenary Session: Reports from the Thematic Sessions
Chair: Hon. Linah J. Kilimo, Minister of Home Affairs
Co-Chair: Hon. Gianfranco Dell’Alba, Secretary General NPWJ
Reports from the Thematic Sessions
Milly Odhiambo, CRADLE, Kenya
Debra Gichio, The National Muslim Council of Kenya
Dr, H. Jillo, Ministry of Health, Department of Reproductive Health
11:15 am – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 am - 12:45 am
Closing Ceremony and Conclusions
Hon Shamin Khan, Deputy Minister of Community Development, Women and Children, Tanzania
Hon. Askalu Menkerios, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Eritrea
H.E. Barbara Richardson, Canadian deputy High Commissioner
Hon. Demba Traore’, MP, Mali
Closing remarks by
Hon. Emma Bonino, MEP, Founder of NPWJ
Hon. Chirau Ali Mwakwere, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kenya
1:00 pm Press Conference