ICJS Event: "The Fight Against FGM and the Case of Burkina Faso" by Léonie Bonkoungou & Nina Raj

Date
Monday, June 18, 2007
Time
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue
Temple University, Japan Campus
Azabu Hall Room 213 (Access)
Admission
Free
RSVP
Registration closed

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a plague that has been tormenting women for centuries. The NGO WAAF (Women's Action Against FGM, based in Tokyo) has been fighting against this pratice for more than 10 years in support of African NGO's and associations in their local fight, as well as in organizing conferences and lectures in Japan to inform people on this subject and its disastrous consequences for women. You can find out more about this NGO on its web site. http://www.jca.apc.org/~waaf/e-index.html.

This fight has also become a national cause in a number of African countries, where the movement for the eradication of FGM has been initiated by the governments themselves, as in Burkina Faso, now honored as a model for its exemplary policy and initiatives to fight FGM.

Temple University, Japan Campus will have the pleasure to welcome representatives of both the Embassy of Burkina Faso (Léonie Bonkoungou, Attachée Culturelle) and WAAF (Nina Raj) to present this issue on June 18.


About ICJS

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

About ICJS

The ICJS is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.