The meeting attracted all the national and international organizations and the government officials who work on FGM/C eradication in Somaliland.
Mr. Khalid Sa’ad Hersi, NAFIS representative welcomed the participants and presented the objectives of the meeting.
The State Minister of the Ministry Of Labor and Social Affairs Mr. Abdi Dahir Amud was one of the government officials who attended the national coordination meeting for Anti-FGM/C stakeholders, Mr. Amud called on accelerating interventions against FGM/C at local levels, and said “There is a need to develop standard message on Anti-FGM/C campaign so as to influence the attitudes of the community”
The vice minister of Defense called for an action against FGM/C in Somaliland. The minister of religion Sh. Khalil Abdillahi officially opened the meeting and stated that ‘Anti-FGM/C campaigns should reach out the youth in order to change their perceptions and attitudes towards ending FGM/C’ Sh. Khalil added that ‘the Majority of religious leaders support SUNNA type of FGM/C”.
The meeting proceeded with presentations by the key stakeholders followed by discussions, comments, suggestions and recommendations towards ending FGM/C in Somaliland. At the end of the meeting the participants agreed on the action points to be implemented for the coming twelve months and and closed by the social director of the ministry of labor and social affairs Mss. Luul Aden Geedi and the NAFIS vice chair of the Board of Directors Mss. Anab Ahmed.