Country Eritrea
Year 2008
Type of Measure Regional Initiatives
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

An East African sub-regional conference on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was held on  27 April and 28 April 2008 in Asmara, Eritrea. Ministers, Governors, high officials from all six zobas, representatives from East African Countries, representatives from the United Nations System and other NGOs were invited. The aim of this Conference was to share experiences and join forces in the quest to abolish FGM. As a result of this, important experiences were shared and a common action plan was introduced. In cooperation with No Justice Without Peace and Equality Now, a concerted effort is underway at regional and sub-regional level to eradicate FGM.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Eritrea to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009