Prevention of genital mutilation and education

Ausstellung WENDEMIS WÜRDE in Köln 23.10.-8.11.2015 Ausstellung WENDEMIS WÜRDE in Köln 23.10.-8.11.2015


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The exhibition "WENDEMI´S DIGNITY - The role of Safeguarding Girls in Combating Poverty" provides information on human rights for women and children by using our work in Burkina Faso as an example. We show the importance of local initiatives in protecting young girls from forced marriages and genital mutilation through education, healthcare and income opportunities.

The social reality for many women in Burkina Faso is defined by hardship and inequality: women are not allowed to go to school and are denied land ownership, legal aid and political involvement. Their position in society makes them extremely vulnerable to oppression and abuse. In the long run, this practice also affects the social and economic well-being of the community as a whole.

The exhibition WENDEMI´S DIGNITY promotes the protection of women not only as a way of developing effective cooperation in reducing poverty but also draws attention to a key human rights issue.

Exhibiton dates:

Datum Ort Veranstaltungspartner/-raum
23.10. - 08.11.2015 Köln Epiphaniaskirche Bickendorf
13.04. - 22.04.2015 Niesky Friedrich-Schleiermacher-Gymnasium
02.03. - 13.03.2015 Dresden Sozialministerium Dresden
25.11. - 15.12.2014 Leipzig Universität Leipzig, Neues Augusteum

Radio report by Anne Siebertz for Radio Köln: Podcast zur Sendung vom 3.12.Podcast zur Sendung vom 3.12.

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