Activities against female genital mutilation - Burkina Faso

February 08 2011, Categoría: Events
On the occasion of the celebration of International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation on the last February 6th, we have conducted awareness campaigns against FGM and promote Clitoraid with the restoration of the clitoris in Burkina Faso and Gabon.

In the picture: left to right: Sie Benoit Da, Fidele Hien, Vlabest Somda and Saly Souratie

In Gabon by Ndjala

Tuesday February 8, we closed our action with a show on radio station Africa No. 1 with the same theme Excision again. A VERY VERY NICE RELEASE OF LOVE… TO SAVE LIVES ... LIVE THE SCIENCE!

In the picture: left to right: Mariale Lemlepa and Kemi

In Burkina Faso by Edjibié

In Burkina Faso, we started our outreach in the cities of Bobo-Dioulasso and Ouagadougou targeting private schools and high schools. We were dressed in t-shirts AVFE (Way of the Feminine Fulfillment Association), an association of Burkina Faso affiliated to Clitoraid.

In the picture: Up to down and left to right: Yannick / Souadou, Edjibie, Christine, a brother, Princesse Monique / Alima, Sibilla Alida and Aicha

Sunday February 12, we participated in a broadcast of Ouaga Radio Fm. Edjibié, Clitoraid local coordinator, says:
"As expected Fahir and myself went to Ouaga Radio Fm for the program powered by the charming Kadi DRAME, a famous actress.

Were invited: Nadège TIENDREBEOGO, LLB student who has been challenged by the theme of the show, Adama SAWADOGO, member of the management of social action, Assita KONATE, information secretary and accounting clerk for "fan club Ouaga FM radio," Fahir DA member AVFE, Edjibié KANKOUAN, President of AVFE branch of Ouagadougou.

The theme of the topic "Why excision persists?" The program lasted two hours including one hour of debate followed by an hour dedicated to the interventions of listeners. The discussion was very rich and exciting including the fact that female listeners had the courage to call to share the stories of their poignant experience. They have launched a heartfelt cry to all circumcisers to abandon the practice.

In the picture: Letf to right: Fahir Clarice, Edjibie Marceline, Kady Drame, host of the show, the guest: Nadege Tiendrebeogo and Assita Konate

UAE Charity Lunch - Abu Dhabi

February 07 2011, Categoría: Events

Beach Rotana Hotel

Abu Dhabi - UAE

Welcome at 12h

Give someone you never met, a gift they will never forget

My name is Eliane Wurmser and I am head of the Middle East branch of Clitoraid, a private, international, non profit women’s organization dedicated to offer reconstructive surgery to victims of Female Genital Cutting and to restore their woman’s dignity. The newly implanted branch of our organization in Abu Dhabi is planning a fundraising luncheon on Monday February 7th, 2011 in honour of "Zero Tolerance Day for FGC" celebrated by the United Nation each year on February 6. This ladies only event will take place at the Rotana Beach Hotel and we would sincerely treasure your participation to help us gather the funds necessary to build a hospital in West Africa destined to treat the thousands of FGC victims who live there.

Zero Tolerance Day: Clitoraid proposes 'Healing Day' instead

February 04 2011, Categoría: Press-Releases
For immediate release –

USA-based Clitoraid, a non-profit organization launched by the spiritual leader Rael, announced today that it will not only sponsor a number of events around the world for Feb. 6, the United Nations-designated worldwide “Zero Tolerance Day” for the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) but will also promote the idea to go one step further and declare this day, 'Healing Day'.

“There are more than 130 million women in the world who have been mutilated. To prevent this barbaric tradition to happen ever again is definitely important but we must think of all the women who had an organ removed and who are still suffering now, physically and psychologically” declared Nadine Gary, spokesperson for Clitoraid. “It is possible today to repair the damage done by the mutilation and to not only restore these victim's dignity but also their sense of pleasure! The laws exist that will punish those who still dare to cut children again, let's now devote more efforts towards helping the victims and giving them their life back!”

Since 2006 Clitoraid has been able to train several doctors and have surgeries performed on many women in France and in the USA. “All of our patients have reported improvements after the surgery and about 60% of them have experienced orgasm which they thought would never happen for them ever” explains Nadine Gary. “ We are now half way through the construction of our 'pleasure hospital' in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina faso, where we will welcome women of the area and of West Africa to be repaired for free” adds Gary. “This is our main goal as too many women cannot afford to have this surgery done, it would take several years of their wage but they are hoping and waiting for us. ClitorAid Report

Clitoraid officials have long claimed that the best way to have the practice of FGM stop is to show the old women who still practice it in the dark that it is a waste of time as the victims will be repaired anyway. “Because we have no tolerance for debilitating tradition, we don't only denounce it, but we act, we repair the damages, we heal the wounds made by stupid traditions and we show the world that science is the only option to remove darkness” comments Brigitte Boisselier, PhD, head of Clitoraid and spokesperson of the Raelian Movement. “This is one of the main teachings of my spiritual leader Rael. It is of no use to cry when one sees sad events happening, we have to laugh about it and get the energy to repair it if it is possible. It is possible to heal 130 million women who deeply suffer today. We deeply hope that many will help us to heal the world and join our 'Adopt a Clitoris Program.”

AVN/AEE at the Sands Expo - Las Vegas Nevada

January 06 2011, Categoría: Events
This is a short note to remind everyone that January 6th through the 9th, 2011 Clitoraid will be hosting a booth during the AVN/AEE in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo Center.
Details on expo attendance can be found at .

Clitoraid will be in booth #323 at the expo where we will be selling boxed chocolates, seeking donations and spreading all goodwill to benefit Clitoraid.
New this year is direct support from some Adult Actresses and of course the boxed chocolates.
So if your in town attending the Adult Entertainment Expo please stop by the Clitoraid booth and show your support by making a generous charitable donation or buying a box of chocolates.
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