Country Somalia
Year 2004
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

At the Regional Education Centre in Berbera, Somaliland's major port, there was a large gathering in which UNICEF worked in partnership with the Mayor, City Hall staff members, doctors, officers from the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services, sheikhs, and visitors from other regions. The head of MCH welcomed the six most well known female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) practitioners to announce their voluntary disarmament of practicing FGM/C at a celebration that renounced the practice.

Source of Information

A/HRC/20/16/Add.3 para. 28

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