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The Role of Laws and Social Norms in the Eradication of FGM – In the Name of Your Daughter Screening

February 6, 2020 @ 1:30 pm 5:00 pm EST

This World Bank Event comes from the Legal Vice Presidency, Health and Safety Directorate’s Domestic Abuse Prevention Program, the Gender Based Violence Thematic Group (Gender Group), and the Africa Region with the support of the Walace Global Fund, the US End FGM Network, and WomenStrong International

13:30   Welcoming Words and Presentation of the 4th Edition of the FGM Legal Compendium

  • Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group
  • Isabella Micali Drossos, Senior Counsel, World Bank

14:00   Panel discussion on the Role of Laws and Social Norms in the Eradication of FGM

  • Bella Bird, Country Director (Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe) Africa Region, World Bank
  • Chisina Kapungu, Director, Learning and Organization Strengthening, WomenStrong International
  • Dr. Ghada Khan, Network Coordinator at the US End FGM/C Network
  • Paul Komba, Senior Research Fellow, Northumbria University, UK
  • Chantal Bayor, Research Assistant, Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Catholic University
  • Giselle Portenier, filmmaker, journalist and founding member of the End FGM Canada Network
  • Moderated by: Diana Arango, Senior Gender Specialist, World Bank

15:00     Coffee Break and Presentation of “Faces of Defiance” by Susan Gibbs, Program Director, Wallace Global Fund

15:30     Screening of and Debate on “In the Name of Your Daughter, a Story of Courage and Hope” a film by Giselle Portenier who gives voice to brave girls in Tanzania escaping FGM in a local hero’s safe house. [Watch the trailer]