Academic Council on the United Nations System, Vienna Liaison Office cordially invites you to:

Side-Event on Harmful Traditional Practices and Accusations of Witchcraft

The ACUNS Vienna Liason Office welcomes you to this discussion which will focus on existing frameworks that address the issue of harmful traditional practices and accusations of witchcraft, including the nature and prevalence of various existing types of harmful traditional practices, state and international responses, and a set of recommendations aimed at putting an end, or at least reducing the prevalence of these gruesome practices. Among the types of HTPs which will be discussed are: female genital mutilation, child/arranged marriage, marriage by abduction, dowry deaths, lip- plated women and breast ironing.

HE Mr. Ayoob Erfani, Ambassador of Afghanistan

Ms. Farida Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur in the Field of Cultural Rights
Ms. Katharina Thon, former collaborator, SRSG -Violence against Children
Ms. Joana Reiterer, EXIT
Ms. Etenesh Hadis, African Women’s Organization

Date: 25 June 2013
Time: 16:30 – 18:00 pm
Location: UNIS Multimedia Room (G0545, Vienna International City)

For further information please contact: [email protected]