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Declaration of FGM/C Abandonment by Dandro Community in Blue Nile State

Dandro Community in the State of Blue Nile have unanimously declared abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) on Tuesday, 10 April 2018 in Kurmuk Locality.

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Youth Mechanism Formed In Three Eastern States

The National Youth Mechanism for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) and Underage Marriage of Child Girls in the Three Eastern States of the Red Sea, El Gedaref and Kassala was formed at the conclusion of the 5th Youth Forum for FMG/C Abandonment held under the slogan: ‘The Youth Leading Change,’ in Amir/ Osman Dingna Hall in Kassala

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8 Communities in Kassala Renounce FGM/C

Eight local communities in the State of Kassala vowed zero tolerance of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). The declaration to abandon FGM/C was made at the conclusion of the Fifth Youth Forum for the Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) held under the slogan: ‘The Youth Lead Change’ in Amir/ Osman Dingna Hall in Kassala, 02-04 April 2018. The three-day conference was held under the auspices of Kassala State Wali (Governor), Adam Gama’a Adam and the supervision of the Minister of Social Affairs and the Chairman of the Higher Council for Youth and Sports and attended by the representatives of the UNICEF Sudan, the State Council of Kassala

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The Youth Leading Change at Kassala Fifth Youth Forum

Kassala State Child Welfare Council organized, in coordination with the Higher Council for Youth and Sports, the University of Kassala and the UNICEF Sudan, the 5th Youth Conference for Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM /C), Sunday-Wednesday, 02-04 April 2018 under the slogan ‘The Youth Leading Change’ in Amir Osman Digna Hall.

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FGM/C, Child-Girls Marriage Zero Tolerance Youth Mechanism Formed In BN State

A statewide youth mechanism for abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and underage child-girls marriage was formed in a meeting held in the Reproductive Health Hall, Monday 05 March 2018. The Blue Nile State Child Welfare Council Secretary General, Ni’emat Adam Khalil honored the meeting amid active participation of youth organizations in the state

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Dream Specialized Hospital for Obstetrics and Gynecology Celebrates International Women's Day

Dream Specialized Hospital for Obstetrics and Gynecology celebrated the International Women's Day under the slogan "Your Health Is Our Focus". The ceremony included free clinics and lectures on maternal and child health

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Red Sea Child Welfare Council Celebrates 6 February

The Red Sea State Child Welfare Council celebrated the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) under the motto: ‘Our Girls, Our Life’ through a religious lecture in a local tribe language aired by the Red Sea Radio and TV

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Private Kindergartens Union in Umbadah Celebrates 06 Feb

The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) and Khartoum State Child Welfare Council celebrated, in collaboration with the Union of Private Kindergartens Owners Umbadah Department and the Women's Union in Central Al-Buqa’a (Omdurman), the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation at the People’s Committee in Umbadah.

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Community Dialogues For Healthy Girls (Saleemat)

As part of the celebrations of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 06 February 2018, Saleema Initiative Website Working Team held Saleema Forum to highlight the experience of the community dialogues in Khartoum State

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WN State Child Welfare Council Celebrates 6 February

White Nile State Child Welfare Council and the Child Rights Welfare Society celebrated, in cooperation with Plan International Sudan the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 06 February 2018

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E. Darfur Child Welfare Council Celebrations of 6 February

East Darfur Child Welfare Council celebrated the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on 06 February 2018. A dialogue session was held with the protection partners and a training workshop for the students of EldaeinUniversity

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BN State Child Welfare Council Celebration On 6 Feb

The Child Welfare Council in the Blue Nile State, organized, in collaboration with the UNICEF Sudan and Y-Peer, community dialogue sessions to promote the abandonment of female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C)

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Child Welfare Council Celebrates 6 February in South Darfur State

The Child Welfare Council of South Darfur State held a gathering with the State Youth Group for the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and underage marriage of child-girls under the auspices of the Minister of Social Welfare, Woman and Child Affairs

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River Nile State Child Welfare Council Celebration Of Intel Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM/C On 6 Feb

The River Nile State Child Welfare Council held celebrations in commemoration of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

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Khartoum State Child Welfare Council Celebrations on 6 February

The Child Welfare Council of Khartoum State celebrated, in cooperation with the UNICEF Sudan and in coordination with the Khartoum and Jebel Awliya’a Localities Social Development Departments

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Tuti FGM/C Free Initiative Celebrates Intel FGM/C Zero Tolerance Day

The Initiative of Tuti Free from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) organized, in collaboration with the Association of Family and Child Friends and The Girl Generation Sudan, celebrations of the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on 06 February 2018 under the Theme "Together For The Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting" at Tuti Cultural and Social Club.

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N. Kordofan State Child Welfare Council Celebration of 6 Feb.

North Kordofan State Child Welfare Council celebrated the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

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Saleema Initiative at Teacher’s Week Exhibition at the University of Khartoum

Khartoum State Child Welfare Council participated, in coordination with the Faculty of Education, University of Khartoum, in the activities of the Teachers' Week

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Child Welfare Council Celebrates 6 February at Abu Shouk Camp

North Darfur Child Welfare Council organized, in collaboration with the UNICEF Sudan, a celebration at Abu Shouk IDP Camp

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Press Release: On the occasion of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM / C) 06 February 2018

Global Motto (FGM Abandonment,, A Political Decision) Our Motto in Sudan (Fulfill the Covenants, Stop FGM/C)

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NCCW Organizes With UNICEF M&E Training Workshop on Reporting and Documenting FGM/C Combating, Successes

The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW), organized in collaboration with the UNICEF Sudan, a two-day training workshop on ‘understanding, measuring and analyzing M & E indicators, reporting and documenting the success stories and human experiences in fighting female genital mutilation and cutting (FMG/C) practices’ for the secretaries of child welfare councils and officials in-charge of the file in the different states of Sudan, at Ibrahim Mahmoud Institute for Training, Sunday and Monday, 07-08 January 2018.

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NCCW To Form Consultative Researchers’ Think-Tank

The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) held a meeting on Monday, 25 December 2017, at the NCCW premises, for the formation of an organizational research think-tank to comprise a team of consultant researchers.

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University of Gezira Students Affairs Deanship organizes El Gezira Youth Forum

University of Gezira Students Affairs Deanship organized, in coordination with the El Gezira State’s Council for Child Welfare and in collaboration with the UNICEF Sudan, ‘El Gezira Youth Forum’ under the slogan: Active Role of Well Aware Youth

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Child Welfare Council in Shendi to Hold 5th Children's Festival

The Council for Child Welfare in Shendi is organizing to hold the 5th Children's Cultural Festival in the Locality on 26-27 December 2017, in the premises of the private Rabah Foundation in Shendi City, Block 12.

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Awareness Day at Wad Al-Husein Primary School

The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) organized, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Khartoum State and UNICEF Sudan, an awareness day in support of FGM/C abandonment, within the framework of the 21-Day Campaign for the Sake of Children and the16-Day Activism for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children at Al-Shaheed Hussein Primary School on Wednesday, 13 December 2017.

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Awareness Day at Al-Kadro Primary School

The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) organized, in collaboration with Khartoum State Ministry of Education and the UNICEF Sudan, an awareness day in support of FGM/C abandonment, within the context of the 21-Day Campaign for the Sake of Children and the16-Day Activism for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children at Al-Kadaro South Primary School on Tuesday, 12 December 2017.

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The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) organized celebrations for the 16-Day Activism for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children

The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) organized celebrations for the 16-Day Activism for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children and the 21-Day Campaign for the Sake of Children including an awareness day for mothers, female teachers, councils of parents and community leaders in Umbada Hara 15 in Omdurman.

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The Second Youth Consultative Forum around the outcomes of Al-Obeid Conference 2016 on a framework of a youth strategy for the abandonment of the harmful traditional practice

The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) Secretary today inaugurated the Second Youth Consultative Forum around the outcomes of Al-Obeid Conference 2016 on a framework of a youth strategy for the abandonment of the harmful traditional practices, Monday morning, 27 November 2017, at the Police House Conference Hall in Buri, Khartoum.s

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Ahfad University Students in Alageeda village

We started Saleema Initiative dialogues from Ibrahim Shamseddin Secondary School for Girls by asking the girl students: What is change?, How does change start? How can we determine if change has started? How can one define his/her position toward the issue? And to what extent does the position he/she take impact the progress of the issue? Why do we push for the quick change? What are the issues that stimulate the public opinion?

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Saleema initiatve forum in El Gezira, El Hissaheissa, Wad Sulfab Administrative Unit

Saleema Website Working Group held, in collaboration with the Association of Wad Sulfab Students in Universities and High Institutes, Saleema Forum for Communication in El Gezira, El Hissaheissa, Wad Sulfab Administrative Unit, Saturday afternoon, 25 November 2017.

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Albasheer Handing Saleema Trophy

president Albeshir handing Saleema trophy to the winning team of Saleema football competition in Umalgura locality. this Saleema football game was organised by SCCW jointly with Girls education Directorate at the Ministry of Education on 16th Nov during the president visit to Gezira state where he opened the new stadium in Umalgura locality.

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Saleema Website Team conducted a field visit to "Born Saleema" Centers and hospitals (Wad Nubawi Health Center in Omdurman and the Umm Dawanban Hospital)

Saleema Website Team conducted a field visit to Wad Nubawi Health Center in Omdurman and the Umm Dawanban Hospital in Eastern Nile during the two days from 30 Oct. and 01 Nov. 2017. The visits aim was to see the scheme of work with the medical, nutrition and immunization teams and check up on the obligations made by the families to leave their daughters Saleemat (not subjected to FGM/C and left sound, healthy i.e. uncut)

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“Children Rights Protection In Sudanese Law”, Two Other Papers Presented at ‘First Forum On Childhood Issues’ In Shendi

Paper Titled “Children Rights Protection In Sudanese Law” Presented by Professor Omar Mukhtar Salem, the Professor of Law at Shendi University at the "First Childhood Issues Forum" organized by the Council of Child Welfare in Shendi in collaboration with the Faculty of Community Development of Shendi University on Thursday, 02 November 2017 at Mac Nimir University Hospital Hall of Seminars.

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Ministry of Social, Family & Child Affairs Holds TOT Workshop in South Darfur

The Ministry of Social, Family and Child Affairs in South Darfur State organized, in collaboration with the State Child Welfare Council, Rocks Society and the UNICEF Sudan, organized a training of trainers (TOT) workshop for community facilitators in Saleema Initiative on the use of the roadmap to train trainers to use Saleema toolkit package for communication during the period from 20/03/2017 to 03/04/2017 at Al-Ahd Aljadeed Hall in Nyala

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SUNA Poll Recommends Consolidated Awareness, Culture Efforts To Fight FGM/C

The Sudan News Agency (SUNA) in the Blue Nile State conducted wide opinion polls among the local communities that declared FGM/C abandonment and some relevant entities to have a glimpse of the efforts that led to the collective declaration of FGM/C abandonment and the role of the community leaders.

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Child Welfare Council In Blue Nile Celebrates Declaration of FGM Abandonment By 8 Communities

The Child Welfare Council in the Blue Nile State organized, in collaboration with the UNICEF Sudan, a massive celebration under the slogan “Every Girl is Born Saleema (i.e. Healthy and Sound)…… Let Every Girl Grow Saleema”,

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Arrangements for Ratification of Comprehensive Childhood Strategy

The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) Secretary-General, Su’aad Abdel-Aal unveiled efforts for enacting a comprehensive childhood strategy in the year 2018

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Efforts Afoot to Develop Regional Strategy for FGM/C Abandonment

The expert assigned by UNFPA Regional Office to develop a strategy for FGM/C abandonment in five countries visited the National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW), Tuesday 10 October 2017.

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The Biannual Review Meeting of The Joint Protection Plan With the UNICEF

The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) held, in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Office in Sudan, the biannual meeting for the review of the joint child protection plan in partnership with the UNICEF, at the NCCW’s Hall, in Khartoum, Monday 28 August 2017.

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Saleema Forum In River Nile State (shendi)

Saleema Initiative electronic website team held, in collaboration with Abu Aashma Cultural Organization and NCCW, an introductory forum on Saleema Initiative in Shendi Locality, the River Nile State, Monday, 07 August 2017.

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Saleema Forum In Al Kamleen

Within the framework of the awareness campaigns carried out by Saleema Initiative website team, the team held an informative forum on the Initiative in El Gezira State, in Al Kamleen

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Saleema Forum In Al Hassa Heissa

Saleema Initiative Website Work Team at Al-Alag Center for Press Services held an informative forum on Saleema Initiative for Communication in El Gezira State, Al-Hassa Heissa Locality at the Health Sciences Academy in Al-Hassa Heissa town.

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Saleema Forum In El Gedaref State

Saleema Initiative Website Work Team held, in collaboration with the Faculty of Community Development in El Gedaref State an introductory forum to introduce Saleema Initiative for Communication, Thursday, 19 May 2016.

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Saleema Initiative Forum In Kassala State

Saleema Initiative Website Work Team held, in collaboration with the National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) and Kassala State’s Child Welfare Council, an introductory forum to introduce Saleema Initiative for Communication, Monday, 16 May 2016 at the Faculty of Medicine in the Faculties’ Complex (Center).

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Saleema Forum in Al-Haj Yousef area

Saleema Initiative Website Work Team held, within the context of Saleema Initiative to prevent female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM), an informative awareness forum on the initiative and its importance at Al-Shakreen School for Girls in Al-Haj Yousef, Al-Baraka Neighborhood, Block 3 at the onset of last weekend The Forum was attended by 73 women, men and children, including male and female teachers

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Somalia enlists Irish FGM campaigner to rid country of practice

An Irish woman who survived female genital mutilation as a child is to become the Somali prime minister’s adviser on gender issues. Ifrah Ahmed, a former asylum seeker, will return to her home country of Somalia in April to help draw up a national FGM eradication programme.

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Girl Generation organization’s team meeting

During April month the global Director of the Girl Generation organization, Dr. Faitto Mwangi, Social Change Communication Manger, Ms. Asenath, and Ms. Grace of Equality Now FGM program - have visited Sudan to discuss the implementation of the country movement plan within the African –led movement to end FGM initiative

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Advanced Training in (di Monitoring)

With kind support of Unicef and UNFPA, an Advanced training on di Monitoring tool for the FGM program in Egypt and Sudan, has taken in Cairo on 4 th of April 2016 and continue up to 7th of April. The participants are representing Unicef, UNFPA, child welfare councils ministry of social welfare and some affailaitesd from NGOs working on FGM abandonment in Sudan and Egypt

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NCCW Holds 4-Day Workshop on Social Norms

Khartoum, 29 Feb. 2016 The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) yesterday launched, in collaboration with the UNICEF and the secretaries of states’ councils, a workshop on the social norms and priorities for implementation, here, in Khartoum in the period from 29 February to 03 March 2016.

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FGM Abandonment Commission Inauguration Workshop

FGM Abandonment Commission Inauguration Workshop Medani 16 Feb 2016

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NCCW Celebrates FGM Zero Tolerance International Day in El Gezira

Medani 15 Feb 2016 The National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) General Secretariat celebrated the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, in collaboration with the Child Welfare Council in El Gezira State, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and partners, in Medani, the capital city of El Gezira State, Monday 15 February 2016.

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“I Will Not”: A decision to fight female circumcision

Khartoum- 06 Feb. 2016 “I Will Not Initiative”, Saturday evening, 06 February 2016, held a ceremony commemorating the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation at Khartoum International Preparatory School (KIPS), under the slogan: (I have the right to ....).

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Al-Jareeda Forum on Occasion of FGM Zero Tolerance Intel Day

Khartoum- 04 Feb 2016 Al-Jareeda Newspaper Monthly Forum held last Thursday, 04 February 2016 at the newspaper’s headquarters. This month forum organized by Sima Center for Training and Protection of Women and Children on the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation on February 6, saw the participation of a number of journalists, civil society activists and mass media. Sima Center Directress, Nahid Jabr Allah urged for the protection of women and swift response to the needs of the victims of female circumcision. She revealed the percentage of the female circumcision among females from 0 to 45 was 65.5% in 2010, saying the percentage decreased from 37% to 31% among the age group from 0 to 14 years. She, however, alleged reservation on statistical information.

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Press Conference Commemorates FMG Zero Tolerance International Day at NCCW

A press conference was held in commemoration of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, Thursday, 04 February 2016 at the National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) Hall.

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Saleema Social Forum at the University of Khartoum

Saleema Social Forum at the University of Khartoum, Faculty of Law Khartoum, 11 Jan 2016 Saleema Social Forum was held at the University of Khartoum, Faculty of Law Monday, 11 January 2016

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Tanzania universities add course in female genital mutilation to fight the practice

In a bid to fight FGM, three universities in Tanzania will begin offering courses on the practice, which'll make Tanzania the second country in Africa to offer such training after Ghana. About 7.9 million girls and women in Tanzania are believed to have undergone FGM

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Nowara Forum

Nowara Cultural Forum at the University of Sudan for Sciences and Technologies, Faculty of Engineering held, Sunday 29 November 2015, a cultural event in the framework of Saleema Campaign for Fighting Female Circumcision. The event was attended by a big number of the University of Sudan for Sciences and Technology male and female students. The Forum presented a four-hour integrated program starting with the definition of Saleema concept and the purpose and objective of Saleema Campaign.

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xecutive Director visit

The UNICEF Country Office in Sudan holds a press conference at its Headquarters in Al-Manshiya, Khartoum, 11am, Sunday 15 Nov. 2015 around the results of the visit of the Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to Sudan,,

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more than 700 million women and girls affected

More than 700 million women and girls are presently suffering from the devastating effects of female genital mutilation/ cutting (girls circumcision) minor-girls and underage marriage, fixed and forced marriages, besides there are millions of others at risk of these harmful practices. These violations of the human rights are found in almost all the countries of the world, as they leaves lifetime irreversible devastating effects

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Visit of H.E. Swedish Ambassador

The National Council for Child Welfare )NCCW) was Thursday, 12 November 2015, honored with a gracious visit of Her Excellency the Swedish Ambassador in Sudan, an accompanying team and a delegation from the UNICEF in Khartoum within the framework of cooperation and coordination for the promotion of the situations of children in Sudan.

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FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND CUTTING IN SUDAN

As compared to other African countries where the practice has decreased, it has remained established in Sudan. Given the prevalence of this practice, it is expected that over two million girls born between 2010 and 2015 will have experienced FGM/C by 2030. According to the Sudan Household Health Survey 2010, 88%8 of women aged 15-49 had experienced any form of FGM/C where as in 2014, 86.6% of women aged 15-49 reported to have undergone any form of FGM/C - a minimal reduction. More than 90% of girls in Northern Sudan are subjected to the most severe form of female genital mutilation, i.e. infibulation.

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Celebrations of West Kordofan State communities renouncing FGM/C

In the framework of pushing forward for social change, to abandon girls circumcision and the communities signature of the pledge to abandon the harming practice, the state of West Kordofan celebrated, last September 2015, through the Child Welfare Council with a number of communities in the localities of Al-Meiram, Al-Ghabshah Jaber and Ad Domah the signing of the pledge by 1,123 women and 1,102 men.

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Saleema Initiative trainers’ training course winds up at Ahfad University

By: Tahani Sa’dan The applied trainers training course of Saleema Initiative, held in collaboration with the UNICEF, wound up Thursday, 05 November at Al-Ahfad University for Women.

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High-level Ethiopian delegation gets acquainted with Saleema initiative

In the framework of cooperation between Sudan and the State of Ethiopia and the exchange of experiences in the issues of abandoning female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C), the General Secretariat of the National Council for Child Welfare received a high-level delegation from the sisterly state of Ethiopia on an official visit on 18 October 2015.

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Saleema Forum in Al-Wosool Humanitarian Care Organization

Saleema Forum in Al-Wosool Humanitarian Care Organization ,, Proposal to get Saleema involved in their voluntary campaigns Within the framework of disseminating the concept and idea of ​​Saleema Initiative and reflecting the positive messages upon which the Initiative is based, Saleema Social Forum was held at Al-Wosool Humanitarian Care Organization’s Headquarters in Al-Firdous Neighborhood, in Khartoum on Saturday, 31 October 2015

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Saleema Forum in Dar Es Salaam Jebel Awlia’a

Khartoum, Jebel Awlia’a The Social Forum of Saleema was held to disseminate the concept and the idea of ​​Saleema Initiative in the Family Health Center, Block 8, Dar Es Salaam area in Jebel Awlia’a Locality in southern Khartoum, on Saturday, 24 October 2015. The Forum was organized by Hanan Musa, a female teacher in the area with the help of a group of young men and women within the activities of Saleema website.

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International Knowledge Sharing Conference on Women and Girls' Health

The conferenceon Women &Girls’ Health in Sudan has been held in Khartoum between 20 and 22 October, 2015, conference convened with collaboration between UK aid, Ahfad University and UNFPA

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The Saleema Boat Project

In the Northern State of Sudan the rate of FGMC is very high. In the past, efforts to overcome the practice have been hindered by the isolation of the numerous villages along the Nile River. Recently, however, this challenge has been overcome by an initiative called The Saleema Boat Project.

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Press Release- Saleema Regional Forum

Khartoum, 22nd of October, 2014 - the Saleema Regional Forum hosted international, regional, national and UN representatives as well as officials from civil society, religious leaders, community members and youth.

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The Saleema Communication Toolkit

The Saleema Youth Working Group, which will gather at the Friendship Hall between the 20th and 22nd of October, will engage over 40 youth between age of 15-24 years from different states in a discussion about the community’s role in the national FGM/C abandonment movement and youth’s role in the Saleema Initiative.

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Youth Working Group

Khartoum, 19 of October – The Sudan National Council for Child Welfare will host the first Saleema Regional Forum starting tomorrow for three days. The representatives from government, civil society, national and international organizations and delegations of experts from six countries in Africa and Middle East will meet in Khartoum’s Friendship Hall to discuss social norms transformation and community engagement in protecting of girls from genital cutting (khitan/tahur, FGM/C).

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Saleema Regional Forum 2014

The Toolkit provides information on the conceptual framework for Saleema communication and practical tools for campaigning and advocating for FGM/C abandonment in Sudan.

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