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05/04/2010 | An Eye On…

27 African States ask for the universal prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation

Closing a conference around excision in Dakar, the representants of 27 African countries have urged the ONU to establish a “universal prohibition” of FGM in 2010. According to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 3 million young girls are mutilated each year in Africa. Senegal, the organizing State, is one of the 19 African countries which adopted a prohibition law against this practice.

05/04/2010 | Save the Date

Une femme en colère (An angry woman): meet with Wassyla Tamzali, Algerian lawyer, writer and feminist activist on the occasion of the release of its new book

Veille > Une femme en colère

In her publication, the author sets that the universal values such as secularism and gender equality have to be defended everywhere with the same determination. She screens the ideas of tolerance, “open secularism”, “right to culture”…

Come to debate with her on Tuesday, May, 4, at 6:00 pm, at Lyon Bellecour Fnac store (85 rue de la République)!


04/08/2010 | To Watch, To Read

Femmes, après coup (Women, after blow), the striking exhibition by Médecins du Monde

sensibilisation > Femmes après coup (MdM)Femmes, après coup is a photographic and audio exhibition, presented by Médecins du Monde in partnership with the French Agency for Development, which testifies to gender based violence throughout the world.

From maquiladoras in Guatemala to Pakistani shelters, the Laotian photographer Lâm Duc Hiên gathered portraits and moving audio accounts of women, victims of violence.

Discover the exhibition from April 8th to 24th at Hôtel de ville de Paris.
Free entry from Monday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 19:00 pm.

Discover some photos and the official website of the exhibition!

04/06/2010 | In Pictures

A successful Avant-première to support the fight against FGM in Mali!

fleur du désert > Avant première FHP et Bac FlimEconomic leaders, representatives from the fashion and entertainment worlds and the charity sector, almost 400 prestigious guests have been brought together in the presence of Waris Dirie, Liya Kebede, who plays the role of Waris in the film, François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of PPR, and Roch Lener, Chairman of Bac Films.

All the collected funds, i.e. €55,000 , will enable the NGO Équilibres & Populations, to keep on implementing its pilot project to encourage the ending of Female Genital Mutilation in Mali.

Credits: Julien Hekimian/Wirelmage

Let's discover the video of the project of Équilibres & Populations “Protecting the next generation” (French version only):

04/02/2010 | Save the Date

Solidarity Leave: share your talents and discover southern countries! Let’s subscribe to the Coup de Pouce missions until April, 15!

Missions solidaires > GwenolaPPR Foundation proposes to all employees of the Group to take a solidarity leave and volunteer for 3 partner organisations: Planète Urgence, Coup de Pouce and France Volontaires.
The principle? During a 2 week-mission in Africa, Asia or Latin America you support a local project in favour of women’s empowerment: training, skill transfer, building and renovation… The Foundation funds all the organisation, food and lodging fees. You pay your plane ticket (66% of which is tax-deductible in France), visas and vaccinations.

All practical information.To subscribe, please write here.
PLEASE NOTE that the Coup de Pouce meeting to form the teams for the 2010 summer missions will take place on Friday, April, 9 at 8:30 pm at 10, rue de l’Annonciation - Paris 16 (discover the missions here).

Testimonials of volunteer employees:mission of Catherine with Coup de Pouce and training by Gwenola with Planète Urgence

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