Country Eritrea
Year 2007
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Work with public private sectors > Media
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

The Government of Eritrea in collaboration with other stakeholders have been intensifying anti-female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) campaigns.  Sensitization seminars have taken place in villages, towns, and large cities. Radio, television, and newspapers, the main media outlets, have been heavily utilized to disseminate information on the following topics: the rights of the child, discouraging early child marriage, and other harmful traditional practices.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/18/ERI/I para.36