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Workshop on Enhancing Child’s Rights and Ending FGM Practice

Khartoum: Idress Hamza

The Platform of Journalist For Children(JFC) organized Three Days Workshops with the Colbration of the Freedom House Organization today 12th, January 2023, at the Sudanese Journalists Syndicate premiss
The theme was ” Together towards End of FGM practice and enhance article 141 ” the Workshop was attended by various Journalists, Lawyers, and Civil Society Groups Leaders.
At the opening of the session, The President of Journalists For Children ( JFC) Dr . Yaser Mohammed Bashir presented the Organization’s role toward the community and the objectives of this

workshop.
He remarked on the importance of fighting Female Gentile Mutilation and that all should stand to end this practice.
Director General of SEEMA Center Dr Nahid Gabrall presented a paper on Digitalze of Child Rights and International Visions, the Historical background of Civil Society Organizations and the current situation of
She emphasized that more should be done towards the End of this harmful practice against innocent girls and women.
She added that urgent efforts should be made by Civil Society Groups, NGOs and governments to support the campaigns against FGM practice.
What’s FGM
Female Gentile Mutilation is a comprise all procedure that involved partial or total removal of the external genitalia or

another injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.
Types of FGM

  • Partial or total removal of the clitoris and the inner labia, with or without excision of the outer labia (the labia are the ‘lips’ that surround the vagina).
    *Partial or total removal of the clitoris and the inner labia, with or without excision of the outer labia (the labia are the ‘lips’ that surround the vagina).
    *Narrowing of the vaginal opening by creating a covering seal. The seal is formed by cutting and repositioning the inner or outer labia, with or without the removal of the clitoris.
    *All other harmful procedures to the female genitalia for non-medical purposes, eg, pricking, piercing, incising, scraping and cauterising (burning) the genital area.
    The Consequences of FGM

Ÿ Death

Ÿ Severe pain and shock

Ÿ Broken limbs from being held down

Ÿ Injury to adjacent tissues

Ÿ Urine retention

Ÿ Increased risk of HIV and AIDS

Ÿ Uterus, vaginal and pelvic infections

Ÿ Cysts and neuromas

Ÿ Increased risk of fistula

Ÿ Complications in childbirth

Ÿ Depression and post-natal depression

Ÿ Psychosexual problems

Ÿ Pregnancy and childbirth

Ÿ Sexual dysfunction

Ÿ Difficulties in menstruation

Ÿ Trauma and flashbacks

Ÿ Infertility

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