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"The Cruel Cut": A Discussion on FGM, Laws and Social Norms with Documentary Screening

February 5, 2019

Washington DC, World Bank I Building, 1850 I Street NW, Room I 2-220


  • 2:30 pm | Introductory Remarks and Presentation of the Compendium of International and National Legal Frameworks on FGM

    • Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, World Bank
    • Isabella Micali Drossos, Senior Counsel, World Bank

    2:40 pm | Panel Discussion on the Role of Laws and Social Norms: How to eradicate FGM by 2030?


    • Chisina Kapungu, Senior Gender and Youth Specialist, International Center for Research on Women
    • Ghada Khan, MPH, DrPH, Network Coordination, The US End FGM/C Network                          
    • Ifrah Ahmed, Founder, Ifrah Foundation


    • Tshiya Subayi, Senior Operations Officer (Health), World Bank

    3:40 pm | Coffee Break

    4:00 pm | Screening of  “The Cruel Cut” 

    • A documentary about the campaign to tackle Female Genital Mutilation in the UK. WATCH TRAILER

    5:00-5:30 pm | Discussion

    • Leyla Hussein, Founder, Dahlia Project and Presenter of the documentary “The Cruel Cut”
    • Susan Gibbs, Program Director, Wallace Global Fund

    The Cruel Cut

    Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    1:45 pm  |  Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)  |  3 hrs 45 mins

    Meeting number (access code): 852 016 970
    Meeting password: UwA38Pth
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  • Date: Tuesday February 5, 2019
  • Time: 2:30-5:30 pm
  • Venue: Washington DC, World Bank I Building, 1850 I Street NW, Room I 2-220
  • RSVP: External Participants can RSVP by January 31 to Georgina Wiese
  • CONTACT: Georgina Wiese
  • gwiese@worldbank.org