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Art for Action campaign calls for end to female genital mutilation

[Brussels, 10 January 2013] The END FGM European Campaign, an Amnesty International-led campaign, will host a seminar in the morning of 27 February 2013 with high-level decision makers, experts including our partners and people from the communities affected by FGM.

In Europe, an estimated 500,000 women and girls live with the lifelong consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM); another 180,000 are at risk each year. What can the EU do to end this human rights violation?

With over 42,000 signatures of support and four poetic creations by internationally-renowned artists, the ART FOR ACTION tour has garnered attention to the issue of FGM and commitments from decision makers across Europe. Now it is time to bring these commitments and voices of support to Brussels to seek action from the European Union.

Join us to discuss your experiences and to identify ways in which the EU can make a difference in the lives of women and girls!

Please find here the concept note explaining the seminar.

This will be followed by a special, invite-only soirée to celebrate the positive vision of women and girls free from FGM, created by four artists and designers and to inspire our leaders to take action.

Registration and further details to come soon.

Find out more about ART FOR ACTION here.

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