International Day of the Girl Child Meeting in the European Parliament: Agenda

International Day of the Girl Child

"How can integrated child protection systems help girls affected by or at risk of FGM. From policies to practices"

Moderator: Prof Dr Els Leye, International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH), Ghent University

October 11th, 2017, 09.00 -11.00, European Parliament, Room: ASP 3H1

9.00 Welcoming remarks (host MEP Mary Honeyball) (S&D, UK, Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality)

9.05 Projection of a child-friendly VIDEO about FGM: “My Body My Rules”

9.10 Presentation of the European Commission’s “10 Principles on Integrated Child Protection Systems” (Kata Dozsa, DG Justice)

9.20 How could the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention benefit children's rights regarding violence against women and girls and FGM(MEPs Cristine Revault D’Allonnes-Bonnefoy;)

9.30 Framing the EC’s “10 Principles” in the context of FGM (Chiara Cosentino, End FGM European Network)

9.40 Importance of child protection policies for promoting children’s rights and protecting them from violence (Jana Hainsworth, Eurochild)

9.50 Testimony: “How I opposed to practicing FGM on my daughters” (Aissatou Diallo, FGM survivor)

10.00 The importance of training professionals: UEFGM e-learning platform’s child protection module & Decision-making tree for child protection professionals (Stéphanie Florquin, GAMS Belgique)

10.10 The importance of a youth-centred approach (Christina Fonthes, FORWARD UK)

10.20 Conclusions and Q&A

in the European Parliament: Agenda