December 16, 2017

Cyprus First lady at High-level event on “Intensifying the efforts for global elimination of female genital mutilations”

Cyprus First Lady Mrs. Elsi Christofias attended on 24 September 2012 a High Level Event co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Benin and Burkina Faso on “Intensifying the efforts for global elimination of female genital mutilations.”

Taking the floor Mrs. Christofias congratulated the two First Ladies, of Benin and Burkina Faso, for their excellent initiative and their continuous efforts in the field.

She also stressed that Cyprus believes it is a duty to protect girls and women from this abhorrent practice, congratulated the African leaders for their recent decision to push for a global ban on Female Genital Mutilations and  said Cyprus welcomes and supports global efforts to bring an end to this terrible practice.