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The fight against female circumcision in West Africa transposed on the internet

Sylvie Niombo
Sylvie Niombo on 15 October, 2007
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Sylvie Niombo, APC-Africa-Women Co-Coordinator, examines a role of information and communication technologies in the fight against female circumcision, a harmful practice carried out on over a hundred million girls and women in West African countries. She explores 'shadow areas' through a closer look at thus launched a research programme “Contribution of information and communications technologies (ICTs) towards the discontinuation of female genital mutilation in Francophone Africa: civic role of the youth” by Enda Third World of Senegal, a member organisation of the Association for Progressive Communications network.
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