News Item: Belgium - The "Erotica, Body and Beauty" fair in Hasselt
(Category: Clitoraid NEWS)
Posted by Tristan
06 Dec 2011
On the last weekend in November, Clitoraid took part in the "Erotica, Body and Beauty" fair in Hasselt (a town in the Flemish part of Belgium) promoting the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ (25th November, 2011). Monica Marcucci, Clitoraid coordinator for Holland and Flemish Belgium, reports:
"A stand was prepared to raise funds for the construction of the Pleasure Hospital located in Burkina Faso. The objective was raise awareness about the problem of Female Genital Mutilation and break the taboo connected to this subject, inform them about the possibility for mutilated women to have their clitoris restored. Whoever donated to our cause received small gifts from our team in the form of sexy marzipans! The feedback from the public was very positive; with many more people realising that such a torture is still being inflicted to little African and Asian girls. We gave an interview to a local media and have also been invited to give a lecture at a famous Belgian Univeristy. The organizers of the event, Nicole Martens and Rudy Verhaegen, were so pleased by our attendance that they asked us to organize a stand on their next event in Mechelen on the 11th and 12th of February.
This news item is from Clitoraid.org
( http://www.clitoraid.org/news.php?extend.79 )