‘Harmful Traditional Practices, Your Questions: Our Answers’ - new GADN publication
The GADN Violence Against Women and Girls working group have just launched a new publication; ‘Harmful Traditional Practices, Your Questions: Our Answers’. The report brings together the expertise of our members working on FGM/ C and child marriage, and provides an overview of the causes and consequences of these practices. The report also provides examples of approaches and programmes which are successfully reducing their prevalence.
The report was launched at an event hosted by DFID on the final day the 16 Days of activism against violence against women and girls and Human Rights Day. A panel of speakers featuring Minister Lynne Featherstone, Princess Mabel van Oranje of Girls Not Brides, Naana Otoo-Oyortey MBE of FORWARD and James Lang of Partners for Prevention discussed the topic of 'Why is violence against women and girls so ingrained and how can we prevent it?' The panel was chaired by Rachel Carter, Chair of GADN. The event was recorded, please contact Francesca if you would like to view it.
The project was co-managed by FORWARD and GADN and supported by members of the group including Islamic Relief Worldwide, Womankind, World Vision, Tearfund, Orchid Project, 28 Too Many and Plan. It is a follow on ‘Violence Against Women and Girls, Your Questions: Our Answers’