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To combat prejudices and painful memories we need to do more with Parliamentarians.- His Excellency Mohamed A. Sahnoun

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Fighting the persisting practice of FGM/C

The Parliament of Burkina Faso is seeking concrete ways to take action against female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) that is still widely practice throughout the country. During a two-day workshop organised by the National Assembly, in cooperation with the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA), over fourty Members of Parliaments (MPs), representatives of the government and local NGOs exchanged ideas on how best to undertake and coordinate action towards the abandonment of the practice. The workshop resulted in the adoption of proposed “Key Parliamentary Actions” for MPs to undertake in order to favour the abandonment of FGM/C in Burkina Faso.