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International Conference on Research, Healthcare and Preventive Measures For Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and Support For Capacity Strengthening Of Leadership and Research In Africa -17th - 19th October, 2011

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Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair, Nairobi, Kenya

The Conference will be sponsored by the UNFPA and The University of Sydney (Australia)

Other collaborating institutions are: The World Health Organisation (WHO)¸ the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) – Ghent University (Belgium), and The University of Washington (USA).

University of Nairobi (UoN), Nairobi, Kenya, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, will host the “International Conference on research, healthcare and preventative measures for female genital cutting (FGM/C) and support for capacity strengthening of leadership and research in Africa”.

The Primary purpose of this conference is to review existing knowledge and identify knowledge gaps with regards to the health consequences of FGM/C and their treatment, as well as review of community based interventions against FGM/C and their efficacy.

The secondary purpose of this conference is to support strengthening of leadership and research capacity of FGM/C issues in Africa by:

  1. Creating a network platform for researchers based in African countries, and
  2. Exploring the possibilities of establishing an African centre for research and leadership training for the abandonment of female genital mutilation.

For registration and more information, please contact Professor Christine Kigondu, at

Anonymous (not verified) wrote:

Sat, 2012-04-14 12:40

My name is Linet Aguma a student at the University of Nairobi taking Counselling Psychology. I work as a volunteer in an FGM organization called '28 too many'I would like to attend this conference, is there any payment or qualifications required?.

I ll be glad if you allow me to attend. Thank you so much.
Linet Aguma.