Watch the video of the Ban FGM Campaign

23 Sep, 2010 | NPWJ in the News



This video illustrates the Campaign lead by No Peace Without Justice, the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty, the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC- CIAF) and Euronet-FGM, aimed at promoting the adoption of a Resolution to ban female genital mutilation (FGM) worldwide by the United Nations General Assembly in  2012.

A Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly banning female genital mutilation worldwide will be a pivotal moment in the fight to bring an end to the practice, providing the recognition that FGM is a violation of fundamental human rights. The gravity and the dimensions of this violation demand the attention of the international community as a whole and require that international measures be put in place to eliminate it.

A Resolution with an explicit ban on female genital mutilation will help to complete the shift of perspectives on FGM from a problem of “public health” or a “cultural” problem, to its universal recognition as a human rights violation and a form of violence against women.