Google+ Hangout to discuss progress, challenges in efforts to end FGM

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6feb-gfgmTo observe the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, 6 February, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will host a Google+ Hangout discussion on the progress made in FGM/C abandonment, and the challenges that remain ahead.

The virtual event will feature:

  • Lynne Featherstone, UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development and Champion for the elimination of violence against women
  • Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA
  • Dr. Atef El Shitany, Rapporteur of the National Population Council, Egypt
  • Molly Melching, Founder and Executive Director of Tostan
  • Janet Tumer, Young Il Shamus activist and FGM/C survivor, Kenya

We want to hear from you. With the hashtag #endfgm, send us your questions and comments below, or to @unfpa on Twitter and Facebook

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