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Participants at the Conference on sexual violence against women” held in Oslo Norway

Posted by African Press International on March 26, 2013

The Foundation – Amatheas and Organization Women Vision in Norway organised a conference in Oslo on the 2nd of March this year 2013 to discus Sexual Violence Against Women.

In focus was the female genital mutilation that is still practiced in a number of countries against the will of the girl-child. The participants were in agreement that female genital mutilation must stop and urged the authorities to push for laws that criminalises the act so that those who continue with the act – mutilating the girl’s genital organs – face prosecution.

They also agreed on the importance to educate parents so that they may take the lead in stopping the act, instead of encouraging their daughters to be circumcised, an act that has even caused many deaths due to deplorable hygenic conditions.

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