Khady (Blood Stains), a spokeswoman for NPWJ (No Peace Without Justice), brainchild of Vice-President of the Italian Senate Emma Bonino, is pictured here in 2001 with Emma and the oldest living Nobel Laureate, Italian Senator for Life, Dr. Rita Levi Montalcini at a Rome conference on FGM that followed a European Parliament resolution to address a broader public, presenting the damaging ‘rite’ no longer ‘merely’ as a health issue but equally important as a violation of human rights. 2001 marked the beginning of a decade of increasingly fruitful parliamentary efforts to intensify international activity and will culminate in an anticipated, African-drafted General Assembly resolution to Ban FGM now in committee, as announced by Representative Crowley at the State Department Zero Tolerance to FGM Day event. See at approximately 7 minutes 36 seconds: http://blogs.state.gov/index.php/site/entry/clinton_zero_tolerance_fgm_2012
- For Africa Day at the University of Oxford. Poetry and Petals.
- On the “International Day to End Obstetric Fistula” — 23 May – UnCUT/VOICES calls out failure to mention one preventable cause: FGM
- International Day of the Midwife, and the cutter once imprisoned who now campaigns to end FGM
- For UN World Book Day – emphasis on translation — publishing against FGM
- For International Poetry Day, introducing WAAFRIKA to Harvard