This is the page for discussing the topic ‘community and public involvement’ in the Chapter 9, on Prevention: Information and Education, of Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation (obtainable from the publishers). The full list of topics considered in Chapter 9 can be seen here.
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One aspect of community engagement in making FGM history is the celebration of the announcement demanding abolition by the Inter-African Committee (IAC), on 6 February 2003 (which date is also, back in 1918, the date of Royal Assent to British women’s enfrachisement). Here’s some background to (and thoughts on) the IAC designation of 6 February as the annual International Zero Tolerance to FGM Day: http://hilaryburrage.com/2016/02/06/citizen-action-in-support-of-zero-tolerance-to-fgm-day/