This is a report on a workshop for the eradication of female genital mutilation (FGM) held in Bamako, Mali. The workshop presented the results of a literature review on FGM and the actions taken to counter the practice in Mali; provided updates on the activities of six national NGOs working on issues surrounding FGM; and developed a Plan of Action for activities aimed at reducing the practice. The workshop brought together 85 participants, including policy- and decisionmakers from the government, NGOs, and religious groups. The workshop led to the finalization of a national Plan of Action to the Year 2000 with the ultimate aim of eradicating FGM. Activities to be implemented under the national workplan included IEC interventions, research activities, advocacy, and training of specialists on FGM issues
"Rapport du seminaire national [au Mali] pour la definition d'une strategie d'eradication de l'excision," Rapport du Projet de Recherche Operationnelle et d'Assistance Technique en Afrique II. Bamako: Population Council et République du Mali, Commissariat à la Promotion des Femmes, 1998.
A Research Agenda to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in a Generation
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