HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 cc214-5W
Ms McCafferty

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which girls' and women's health projects supported by her Department have included education on female genital mutilation in the years 1997, 1998 and 1999; which non-Governmental organisations have carried out those projects and in which countries; and what was the total amount of funding for these projects in each of the years 1997, 1998 and 1999. [111294]

Clare Short

[holding answer 28 February 2000]: During 1997–99, my Department supported the following organisations and projects aimed at educating and informing communities about the harmful consequences of female genital mutilation:

  • Country: Gambia
  • Project: Women's health promotion
  • Institution: FORWARD
  • Total Commitment: £226,013
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  • Expenditure: 1997/98–£21,269, 1998/99–£91,542, 1999/2000–n/a
  • Region: Horn of Africa
  • Project: Well women media project
  • Institution: Christian Aid/Health Unlimited Total commitment: £200,000
  • Expenditure: 1997/98–£32,957, 1998/99–£82,831, 1999/2000–n/a.

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