Art by Diane Walsh w/ hand-made wood frame (craftmanship & framed also by DW)

Diane Walsh painting End FGM _The Guardian - 2011


Posted here in 2015

My painting sits at the office of the ‘Global Alliance Against Female Genital Mutilation’ (known as: GA-FGM) at UN Geneva headquarters campus in Geneva Switzerland

[FGM” Art by Diane Walsh ©mediageode]

Its official opening was Sept 2011. 

Working group JPEG (image original) located Here.

Website URL group (may be offline now).

Feb/April 2011 and March 2014

I travelled to Geneva to honour the openings and subsequent events.

To read my reporting, go to http://www.indydianewalsh.com and click on TAB ‘FGM’ and ALL publications.

You can follow #GAFGM #AntiFGMGlobal Identification and Response Services on twitter for additional updates and email mediageode AT yahoo DOT com with crime tips.

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In pictures – The lovely and courageous co-founders of GA-FGM, Holger Postulart (Germany) and Elisabeth Wilson (EU) b. Haiti rescued by UN PKs from DR [sic] Congo as a child and ultimately naturalized in Canada and now EU beat all odds and grew together a world-class recognized NGO, #GAFGM. See in the slideshow, their first wonderful official intern, Guillaume Roth, now a graduate of Political Studies (France) with a thesis on FGM featured a summary of his internship with GA-FGM (Fr.). “The one who broke the ice!”.

Bless Guillaume’s good soul, he perceived the image in this way: his early placement of the frame (with the UN blue teddy).

As anyone can observe, the image can appear in any direction. Art as message medium.

Art message medium FGM: Type 1, Type 2, Type 3

For more info on FGM News go here. To be absolutely clear, this painting has been utilized in anti-FGM training safeguarding workshops and art exhibits (art as message medium) in several parts of the world including Nairobi Kenya, Geneva Switzerland, Edinburgh Scotland, Oxford England, North London England, Seattle USA among other cities.

Please read the written text explanations of the various types of FGM on the image itself below

1st-image-normal-then-fgm-type1type-2-type-3_bydianewalsh_fgmart_feb-20112 -with labels

Legend for the following art-workshop PDF image (4 squares)

Top Left square: Not cut (1st image-rendition meant to demonstrate no FGM)

Top Right square: Type 1 FGM

Left Under square: Type 2 FGM

Right Under square Type 3 FGM

WHO – photo credit

Diane Walsh Painting No. 1- The Guardian 2011_

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Enfield, England – Art message medium

“No to FGM!” #AntiFGMGlobal

Published in The Guardian Global Development

Guardian UK Global Development published 2010