Advocacy work Events Panel Event Violence against Women and Girls

International Conference to end FGM – From Goals to Action on FGM: Working Together to Bridge Gaps – on 10-11 May 2016

Flyer - FGM Conference IAC May 2016The NGO CSW Geneva is happy to support this 2 day conference organized on 10-11 May by one of its member the Inter-African Committee.

The conference is structured around the following:

  • Best practices against FGM
  • Legal frameworks, policies & action: Stock-taking & Gaps
  • Research, data and advocacy
  • Strengthening partnerships and stakeholder networking
  • Challenges to ending FGM incl. in diaspora:political, socio–economic and religious factors
  • Call to Action & Way forward
Events Panel Event

HRC20 side-event: Harmful traditional Practices against Women and Girls on 27 June

Date: Wednesday, June 27th, 20l2 – Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Palais des Nations – Room IX – Geneva

Distinguished Speakers:

UN Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights – Ms. Farida Shaheed

UN Special Rapporteur on the Violence Against Women – Ms. Rashida Manjoo (Invited)

Chief of Women’s Rights & Gender Section – OHCHR – Ms. Isha Dyfan

Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations Geneva – Ms. Manon Boisclair – Second Secretary, Human Rights

World YWCA General Secretary & President of NGO Committee on the Status of Women Geneva, Ms. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

WUNRN – Women’s UN Report Network – Power Point – Ms. Lois A. Herman, WUNRN Coordinator


Inter-African Committee Geneva – Dr. Adebisi Adebayo

Objectives of this side event:

  • To provide more understanding on the subject and exact actions needed for the achievement of total abandonment of the harmful traditional/cultural practices.
  • To provide clarity on the need for international monitoring mechanisms to accurately gauge States’ compliance with international obligations to which they are a party.
  • To provide interpretation to developed actions and interventions
  • To get further insight into the concept of ‘due diligence’ and remedies.


  • Event flyer
  • Presentation of Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, World YWCA General Secretary & President of NGO CSW Geneva


Advocacy work Events Panel Event

Human Rights Council 17th Session Side Event – Female Genital Mutilation: Progress – Realities – Challenges

A High Level Panel will be held as a side-event during the  Human Rights Council – 17th Session


on June 1, 2011 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. in the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

Download: Event’s Flyer (with list of speakers)