Out of “The Bush School”. Acting against FGM in Liberia and beyond

8 Feb, 2022 | Press Releases

8 February 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 CET

On 8 February 2022, a virtual event will be hosted by No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) and Zona. Starting with the projection of the documentary “The Bush School” (2020), by Italian journalist and filmmaker Emanuela Zuccalà, we will discuss the efficacy of existing legal instruments and policies against FGM and the avenues for their improvement. The presentation of the documentary will be the basis of a wider debate on contrast to FGM in Liberia as well as in Europe and the rest of the world.

The event will also feature the presentation of 28 Too Many’s recent report “The Law and FGM – Europe” (December 2021).

The event, moderated by Gianfranco dell’Alba (President, No Peace Without Justice), will include interventions by Giulia Schiavoni, Gender and Human Rights Program Adviser, No Peace Without Justice; Emanuela Zuccalà, author of “The Bush School”; Phyllis Nguma Kimba, Executive Director NATPAH/Liberia; Antric Jalloh, Liberian women and children’s rights advocate & SGBV survivor, GOESC; Rugiatu Neneh Turay, Sierra Leonean anti FGM campaigner and women leader activist; Laurent Delahousse, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Liberia; Dr Ann-Marie Wilson, Founder and Executive Director, 28 Too Many; Chiara Adamo, Human Rights, equality and democracy Head of Unit, European Commission; Khady Koita, President, La Palabre; Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, MEP (The Greens/EFA); Alessandra Moretti, MEP (S&D); Frances Fitzgerald, MEP (EPP).

Participation in the event is free, but registration on EventBrite is required in order to get the direct link to the conference.

The live stream of the event can be followed on our social media pages: Facebook and Youtube

For further information, contact Francesca Basso ( fbasso@npwj.org )