Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): A Canadian Issue, Too

Event Details

Join us on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation to discuss actions Toronto and Canada can take to end FGM.

February 6, 2020 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a day established to raise awareness of and take action to end this grave violation of girls’ and women’s human rights.

More than 200 million girls and women around the world today are living with the consequences of FGM. Another 3.9 million girls globally are at risk of being subjected to FGM every single year.

Girls and women are living with the impacts of FGM on every continent, except Antarctica. In Canada, unofficial statistics indicate there may be more than 100,000 survivors, and possibly thousands of girls at risk.

Join us to explore FGM in Toronto and Canada. What do Toronto and Canada need to do to address the issue of FGM in this country?

This event includes the award-winning and inspiring Canadian documentary about young Tanzanian girls standing up against FGM called “In The Name Of Your Daughter” followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with survivors, activists, medical professionals and youth.


1:00 – 1:15 pm: Registration

1:15 – 2:45 pm: “In The Name Of Your Daughter” screening

2:45 – 3:00 pm: Break

3:00 – 3:45 pm: Panel discussion (panelists to be announced)

3:45 – 4:15 pm: Q&A and audience discussion

4:15 – 4:30 pm: Closing and Action

**NOTE: those not able to join for the film screening are welcome to attend the panel discussion portion of the event.

Co-sponsors: City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 13: Toronto Centre; Islamic Relief Canada; Amref Health Africa in Canada; Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT)

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