“StopFGM!” Worldwide Campaign for a U.N. General Assembly Resolution: U.S. support

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


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