Programme: EUROPEAN FORUM TO BUILD BRIDGES ON FGM (28th of Nov 2017)

The European Forum to Build Bridges on FGM intends to be an opportunity for all actors working to end the practice of female genital mutilation to share experiences, exchange good practice and discuss future trends.

The Forum aims to gather NGOs, CSOs, service providers and practitioners, donors, researchers, experts, lawyers, academics, civil servants and activists from worldwide.

The programme will be shaped around the 4 Ps approach of the Istanbul Convention – Prevention Protection Prosecution Integrated Policies – and, at the same time be structured to explore how to strengthen cooperation between different regions of the world, particularly with regard to cooperation with countries of origin in Africa and Asia; between different sectors and how to foster actions that address various forms of VAWG through a holistic approach.

The outcome of the Forum will be a set of conclusions and recommendations targeted to the various audiences, that have a role to play in cross-border, multi-sectoral, holistic actions to tackle FGM, having the added value of being formulated by a multi-stakeholder audience coming from different parts of the world.