PARLIAMENTARY CAMPAIGN "STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN":|
FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION
List of references
Female genital mutilation was first mentioned in a resolution adopted by the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 1952. Since then, it has consistently been a cause for international concern.
Treaties and other recent international agreements
UNIFEM Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women
- Declaration and Plan of Action of the First Ministerial Conference on Human Rights in Africa, Organization of African Unity, 1999
- Plan of Action for the Elimination of Harmful Traditional Practices, of the United Nations Sub-Commission on Human Rights, 1994
- Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 1993
- Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1990
- African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, Organization of African Unity, 1990 (not yet in force)
- Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, United Nations, 1979
- Established at UNIFEM in 1997, the Trust Fund was created by the UN General Assembly in response to the urgent call for action on these issues that emanated from Beijing. As of July 2000, the Trust Fund has mobilized US$ 4.3 million in funds from governments and private donors to support NGO projects addressing violence against women.
World Health Organization
Organization of African Unity
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe