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Tenth Anniversary of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation Panel Discussion


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
February 5, 2013

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In observance of the tenth anniversary of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Ambassador at Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer will deliver remarks and lead a panel discussion on February 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the Loy Henderson Auditorium. To raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of FGM/C and discuss efforts and solutions to address this harmful traditional practice, Ambassador Verveer will be joined by leaders and practitioners in the field including: The Honorable Amina Salum Ali, Ambassador of the African Union to the United States; Dr. Nawal Nour of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA; Bakary Tamba of the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Tostan in Senegal; and Jessie Hexpoor of the NGO Hivos in the Netherlands.

The remarks and panel discussion will be open to the press.

Preset time for video cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Final access time for press: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

Follow the event @S_GWI and hashtags #EndFGM/C and #ZTD on Twitter.

The program will also be webcast live for international audiences at URL: http://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy

PRESS CONTACT:

SGWI_PA@state.gov



PRN: 2013/0122

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