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A Piece of Me: An Immersive Art Exhibit celebrating stories of 3 survivors of female genital mutilation

February 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am 1:00 pm EST

On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation is pleased to announce the opening of the Immersive Art Exhibition: A Piece of Me, featuring the stories of 3 young women, who survived female genital mutilation and championing the elimination of female genital mutilation in their communities.  RSVP
The exhibit will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, visitor’s lobby on Feb 6th from 11am-1pm.

The aim is to increase awareness, commitment, and accountability on the elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030. It also showcases the role of  youth, especially young women survivors of female genitl mutilation, in transforming the gender and social norms in their communities.

This year, UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme is hosting an immersive art exhibition titled ‘A Piece of Me’ that tells the story of Zahra, Abida and Khadija —  three young women survivors of female genital mutilation from Ethiopia – who are championing the elimination of this harmful practice in their communities. They are educating their peers, protecting their daughters from undergoing this harmful practice and teaching them about their rights to health and education. 

The exhibition will immerse audiences in the lives of these three survivors through a cube-screening of the documentary film, a wardrobe display that features designs representing hope through light and movement, and a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony that combines the smell of incense and coffee. 

The exhibit will be commemorated with a High-Level Panel Discussion engaging the UN, the European Union Commission, and member states on their commitments and accountability on the elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030.

The exhibition is open to the public on February 6, 2019 all day.
United Nations Visitors’ Lobby – North East Side
46th St & 1st Ave, New York, NY 10017